By Nancy Rider
Green River Fire Department 

Local first responders rescue deer

 

December 7, 2023

Photo courtesy of GRFD

Green River Fire Department and other local first responders helped save a deer that was trapped in the ice near Expedition Island on Sunday.

At approximately 4:10 p.m. Sunday, December 3, Green River Fire Department with Castle Rock Ambulance to back were paged to Expedition Island for a reported deer stuck in the ice.

The original report came in from the Wyoming State Fire Marshal Inspector who noticed the deer struggling. 

Wyoming Game and Fish and Green River Police Department arrived on scene shortly after the original report. Wyoming Game and Fish requested GRFD's Swift Water Rescue Team to help remove the deer.

Photo courtesy of GRFD

The rescued deer should make a full recovery.

Upon arrival by GRFD Swift Water Rescue they began to retrieve the deer with a Nebulus Emergency Flotation Device. The deer was moved to Evers Park where the Wyoming Game and Fish began to bring the body temperature of the deer up.

At this time it looks as though the deer will make a full recovery. If you happen to see a deer in the area that is a little weak please stay away and let him recover fully. 

The fire department would like to thank the Wyoming State Fire Marshal Inspector, Wyoming Game and Fish, Green River Animal Control, Castle Rock Ambulance, Green River Police Department, and Sweetwater Combined Communications Center for all the help with this rescue.

GRFD would also like to remind everyone that the ice is dangerous and to please keep your animals, children, and yourselves off of the ice.

 

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