Wednesday, 22. October 2014
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A trapped deer was rescued from a frozen lake in Eutin, Germany, when a police helicopter used its powerful rotor blades to blow it to safety.
The ice was too thin for rescuers to walk across to save the deer, but strong enough to stop the animal from escaping.
"We had decided there was no option but to put the animal out of its misery and we'd summoned a hunter to shoot it," said a fire service spokesman.
But a passing police chopper pilot realised that if he tilted the helicopter using its blades to create a downdraft he might free the deer.
"It literally blew the deer off the lake," said a police spokesman.
"Once the animal hit the shore, it got up and skipped off into the forest, apparently unhurt," he added.
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