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Rhinelander Firefighter Rescues Deer that Fell Through Ice

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A Rhinelander firefighter rescued a deer that had fallen through Boom Lake on Tuesday morning.

Lt. Scott Rathbun made the rescue, which was recorded on video and posted to Facebook.

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.