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Helicopter rescues deer in the most amazing way

A very clever helicopter pilot manages to rescue a deer stuck on the ice, by using the down-draft of the chopper to literally blow the animals out of danger.

When a deer and her fawn were trapped on the thin ice of a frozen harbour in Canada, rescue workers decided it was too risky to go out and help the stricken animal.

The mother was exhausted after hauling itself out of the freezing water of Antigonish Harbour in Nova Scotia after repeatedly crashing through the ice and could not even stand up on the treacherous surface.

Not wanting to leave the deer and its offspring to their fate, a skilled helicopter pilot hit on an ingenious solution - blow the deer to shore using the downdraft from his helicopter's rotors.

Ian Waugh, a retired biologist from Alberta, says he spotted the deer struggling on the ice last month and reported it to the Department for Natural Resources (DNR)

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Added: Feb-27-2013 
By: Aussie
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Tags: deer, ice, rescue, chopper, helicopter,
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada (load item map)
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