Four hours and five vodka pegs save deer from frozen Siberian river
A red deer was saved by local hunters after falling into a frozen river in Siberia in a heartwarming rescue caught on camera last Saturday (November 17). Footage shows a red deer floating in the frozen river Barguzin near Ulan-Ude, east Siberia, Russia. Four men worked together to cut a path out for the deer and pull him out of the river in an effort that took more than four hours. The filmer Aleksej Baluev, can be heard saying: “We need to get it away from the cold.” The rescue team then immediately started rubbing the deer to try and restore circulation in the freezing animal, before warming it by a fire. Eventually it was decided that the deer should be taken into town to dry and recuperate.