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Firefighters rescue deer that fell through ice on lake in Sussex County

FRANKFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Firefighters rushed to save a deer that fell through ice on a Sussex County lake Monday afternoon.

On Jan. 29, at 12:06 p.m., Frankford Township Fire Department and the Branchville Hose Company were dispatched to an ice rescue of a deer located off of the west shore of Lake Owassa, according to a post on the Frankford Township Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Upon arrival crews found a deer, approximately 100 yards off shore, that had fallen through the ice, authorities said.

An ice rescue sled and two firefighters were deployed onto the ice to gain access to the deer, while manpower assisted in setup for the operation, the post said.

After approximately 30 minutes, all members and the deer were successfully off of the ice to dry land, authorities said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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