Penticton firefighters rescue deer from Okanagan Lake

Firefighters gather around a deer after rescuing it from thin ice on Okanagan Lake on Thursday morning. Mike Biden

Firefighters in Penticton rescued a deer from the icy waters of Okanagan Lake on Thursday morning.

The rescue happened at Marina Way Beach, with the deer around 50 metres off-shore, stuck on thin ice.

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The deer was brought safely back to land, and eventually ran off.

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“Our firefighters are trained in several disciplines, and want to remind the public that ice levels are not safe right now,” said the Penticton Professional Fire Fighters

“Please remind kids to stay off the ice, and keep pets on a leash near the water.”

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