Updated 12/09/13 3:39 p.m.
WILLOW SPRINGS, Ill. (CBS) — Despite the brave efforts of two fire department divers, a deer died Monday morning after it was pulled out of the icy Des Plaines River in southwest suburban Willow Springs.
Tri-State Fire Protection District Chief Jack Mancione said the 8-point buck was spotted in the river near Columbia Woods around 8:45 a.m. Emergency crews rushed to the scene, and two divers in thermal suits jumped in the water to try and free the deer from the ice.
“They made an attempt at approaching the deer. The deer turned, and swam deeper – broke through the ice, and swam deeper into the river,” he said.