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10 Deer in Massachusetts Rescued from Icy Water with Hovercrafts [VIDEO]

A herd of deer were attempting to cross frozen Wareham Bay in Massachusetts. 10 were saved by officials in hovercrafts. 

On March 8, a deer herd was attempting to cross a frozen bay in Massachusetts when the ice broke, leaving them swimming for the shore.

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Many of them died from the cold water temperatures but 10 were rescued by firemen on airboats.

 

The deer were spooked by a dog and attempted to cross over the ice, which wasn’t thick enough. This left them attempting to swim and pull their way through the ice and slush to get to the other side. Officials were notified and arrived on scene to see several deer swimming in the icy water.

Two hovercrafts were brought out onto the ice by the Onset fire department and 10 deer were rescued.

The East Coast has been experiencing a very harsh winter and animals are also affected by the immense snow and ice, along with the sub-zero temperatures.

The lengths we go to keep our deer herds healthy!

10 Deer in Massachusetts Rescued from Icy Water with Hovercrafts [VIDEO]