Group of Albertans rescue deer trapped in a frozen river (VIDEO)

Jan 3 2017, 5:28 pm

It’s not everyday you see an animal trapped in ice and think I can help them, but that’s exactly what happened just southeast of Drumheller, Alberta earlier this month.

Matthew Todd Paproski posted a video of himself and a group of other good samaritans rescuing a stranded deer in a frozen river. He said the video was posted to encourage others to help animals in need. Since posting it on December 27, 2016, the video has gone viral with almost 16,000 views so far on Facebook.

Paproski used his skills as a former firefighter and with the assistance of others in the area, he set up with a rope and a belay and some spotters before setting out onto the ice.