At Duman Lake County Park, three deer became trapped in the ice on Saturday, resulting in a deer rescue operation. A call reporting the event was received by Nanty Glo Fire Department. To assist with the call, they then dialled station 40 and station 43 in addition to the water rescue squad.
To get the deer to shore, officials broke into the ice using hand tools and a boat that was brought along. One of the deer was too exhausted to run off into the woods, so it slept while the rescuers towelled it off and attempted to warm it. Rescuers claim that the thin ice on the lake played a significant role in this occurrence.
“In this case, the ice is very, very thin because we haven’t experienced the coldest weather,” “According to Cambria County Rescue Team member and Nanty Glo Fire Department firefighter Isaac Hessler. “We found it very difficult to get onto the ice as a result of it. In the end, it involved both swimming and attempting to get onto the ice.
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Numerous spectators observed the rescue while it was taking place. Amy Edwards, a photographer, was one of them. It was difficult to watch since they were having a lot of difficulties, “Edwards stated. “Sincerely, it was something I wish to never witness again. At the same time, it was wonderful to see the favourable result.
When dealing with frozen water, Fire Chief Gregg Shank of the Nanty Glo Fire Department advises the public to always call 911 and never try any rescue operations on their own.
Stay away from that type of water, especially when it’s this cold, advised Fire Chief Shank. “In that water, hypothermia can set in very quickly. Even in warm weather, hypothermia can develop very quickly.”
The game commission was contacted for additional assistance with the worn-out deer.