Rescuers in Illinois attempted to save a deer that had fallen through an icy river. ABC News reports that for about an hour rescuers braved the icy waters to carve out a path in the Des Plaines river as the buck struggled to stay a float... "So we break up the icy and try to guide it back." It was unable to get to shore, and had to be pulled to land with a rope. It later died. Tri-State Fire Protection District Chief Michelle Gibson says they've never done an ice rescue quite like that for an animal before. But asked if they would send humans into icy waters again to rescue an animal... "We would do it again in a heart beat."