Like Bambi on ice! Fishermen risk their lives to rescue baby deer stranded on frozen lake

This is the heartwarming moment a pair of fishermen risked their own lives to rescue a baby deer that was stranded on a frozen lake. 

Bransen Jackson, from Utah, was on an ice fishing trip at Panguitch Lake in Garfield County when he spotted the fawn struggling on the slippery surface. 

The wildland firefighter bravely made his way to the deer on the sheet of ice, which he estimated to be an inch thick, as he filmed the deer scrambling to get on its feet.

Bransen said: ‘Well on today’s adventure we are going to try and help this little fawn stuck on the ice.’ 

Bransen Jackson, from Utah, was on an ice fishing trip at Panguitch Lake in Garfield County when he spotted the fawn struggling on the slippery surface

Bransen Jackson, from Utah, was on an ice fishing trip at Panguitch Lake in Garfield County when he spotted the fawn struggling on the slippery surface

The fawn is seen desperately attempting to get up as Bransen and his friend neared closer to the animal. 

Bransen is then seen cradling the fawn in his arms, adding: ‘We are out here rescuing cute little fawns on about an inch or two of ice – poor little guy was stuck out there otherwise.’ 

The firefighter gently lowers the fawn onto the solid ground at the edge of the lake. 

The wildland firefighter bravely made his way to the deer on the sheet of ice

He estimated to be an inch thick as he filmed the deer scrambling to get on its feet

The wildland firefighter bravely made his way to the deer on the sheet of ice. He estimated to be an inch thick as he filmed the deer scrambling to get on its feet

The fawn is seen desperately attempting to get up as Bransen and his friend neared closer to the animal

The fawn is seen desperately attempting to get up as Bransen and his friend neared closer to the animal

Suddenly the fawn darts off and races up the hill as the fishermen watch in anticipation. 

Speaking 2News, Bransen said: ‘We slowly just started making our way over there, at one point his boot actually went through a crack in the ice. So it was really thin, but I was like: “We can’t just let this deer sit there.”

He added: ‘I picked it up and it was super calm, super docile, like it kind of understood.’ 

Bransen revealed how he believed the fawn had been on the ice for some time because it wasn’t walking normally and appeared to be ‘pretty sore’. 

Bransen is then seen cradling the fawn in his arms, adding: 'We are out here rescuing cute little fawns on about an inch or two of ice - poor little guy was stuck out there otherwise'

Bransen is then seen cradling the fawn in his arms, adding: ‘We are out here rescuing cute little fawns on about an inch or two of ice – poor little guy was stuck out there otherwise’ 

Bransen is seen carefully holding the fawn in his arms

The firefighter gently lowers the fawn onto the solid ground at the edge of the lake

Bransen is seen carefully holding the fawn in his arm. The firefighter gently lowers the fawn onto the solid ground at the edge of the lake

Suddenly the fawn darts off and races up the hill as the fishermen watch in anticipation

Suddenly the fawn darts off and races up the hill as the fishermen watch in anticipation

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