Man rescues deer from icy lake [VIDEO]

Slygh and his cute, unlikely passenger.
Slygh and his cute, unlikely passenger.

Yesterday, Duluth's WDIO TV broadcast amazing footage of Cotton-area resident Jeff Slygh using a canoe to save a deer from the freezing waters of St. Louis County's Nichols Lake.

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Slygh said a neighbor told him on Sunday morning about a deer that had wandered onto the lake and fallen through the ice, and he decided to take action. Thankfully, a bystander was able to film the ensuing chain of events.

Without further ado, here's WDIO's report:

Kinda makes you wanna grab your nearest deer and take a canoe trip, doesn't it?

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