Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) crews responded to an emergency call on Bath Rd in the area of Collins Bay on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, where witnesses said a deer had made its way onto thin ice and appeared trapped.
Upon arrival at approximately 1:10 p.m., firefighters put on their ice water rescue gear and began to make their way to the deer. It would have been a difficult rescue, however, nature cooperated, according to KFR.
“The deer took advantage of the path made by crews, and swam back to the shoreline,” said KFR in a release.
KFR reminds all residents that ice is never 100 per cent safe. “Please stay off lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, and reservoirs. Do not put yourself and others at risk,” said KFR.