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Deer rescued from ice on Shuswap Lake

When Sunnybrae residents noticed a deer stranded out on the ice of Shuswap Lake on Wednesday afternoon, three men responded.

Residents of the area saw the deer being chased out onto the ice by coyotes.

Noticing the deer could not get up, Ray Hear, assisted by Ken Smale and Bill Lysyshyn, went out onto the ice with ropes and brought the deer back to shore where it was able to be set free.

After several attempts, Hear was able to loop a rope around the deer's neck and dragged it back to shore while Smale and Lysyshyn held onto the safety rope that was attached to Hear.

Once safely on shore, the deer got up and eventually went back into the woods.

Update: Unfortunately the deer's hind end was too mangled by the coyotes to survive. It was later euthanized by conservation officers.

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