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Princeton man and deer rescued from Long Lake

63 year old Rick Crowe of Princeton saw a deer had gone through the ice on the lake Monday morning
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 1:28 PM EST
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PRINCETON, Maine (WABI) - A Princeton man who tried to rescue a deer on Long Lake was rescued himself after overturning his canoe.

63 year old Rick Crowe of Princeton saw a deer had gone through the ice on the lake Monday morning.

As he went out to rescue it, his canoe flipped and Crowe was thrown in the frigid water.

Crowe’s wife immediately called Game Warden Brad Richard.

Richard, along with two Princeton firefighters, pulled Crowe out of the water.

He was taken to the hospital in Calais for hypothermia.

The team then retrieved Crowe’s canoe and brought the deer ashore, releasing it.

Game Wardens are urging people to be careful on the ice.

The warm weather and rains last month have left many lakes and ponds with far less ice than normal.

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