VIDEO: Man risks life to save deer

(WFLA) – An Iowa man risked his life to save a deer from a flooded river, KWWL reported. The rescue was caught on video.

According to KWWL, people who were standing on a bridge near the river bank were shocked to see a deer jump into the river. Heavy rains caused the river to swell, and the small deer was no match for the current.

Eventually, the deer got stuck near another bridge. It was struggling and most likely the small animal would eventually get tired and drown. So one man with the help of some bystanders tethered himself to a rail and got in the water with a life jacket.

People hoisted the deer out of the water, then carefully took the deer to a truck. The men told KWWL they were going to take the deer to some nearby woods and set it free.

Jamod Sallis who helped out said it was great to see the community come together to help save an animal.

“It feels good to see the city come together in the midst of something like this – to come together to save wildlife,” he told KWWL. “It’s a lot of animals who won’t be able to make it through this flood, so we just – we’re able to help an animal.”

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