In Northeastern Maine, Man Saved From Icy Waters After Attempting Deer Rescue

Saved by the Jacket

A Princeton man was rescued from the icy waters of Long Lake, near the New Brunswick border, after trying to save a deer that had fallen through the ice. Rick Crowe, 63, of Princeton, had put on a life jacket and tried to take a canoe out onto the ice to rescue the deer, according to a news release from the Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The canoe overturned, throwing Crowe into the frigid water a little after 8:30 a.m, Jan. 4. The three men got Crowe into the airport, got him to shore where the Indian Township Ambulance was waiting, and he was transported to Calais Regional Hospital. Crowe’s body temperature was 89 degrees when he was transported. Warden Richard and the two others then went and retrieved the canoe, and also brought the deer to shore.


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