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Moose rescued after falling through ice in Shediac

Firefighters rescued a young moose that had fallen through the ice in the Shediac River Saturday morning.

Shediac firefighters save moose that had fallen into Shediac River

Moose rescued from Shediac River

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Firefighters helped save a young moose who got stuck in frozen waters Saturday morning in Shediac, N.B.

Shediac, N.B., firefighters rescued a young moose that had fallen through the ice in the Shediac River Saturday morning.

Half a dozen volunteer firefighters arrived at the river at 9:45 a.m. They used axes to break the ice to open a passage, then led the moose to the bank.

Shediac firefighters lead a moose to shore after it fell through the ice on the Shediac River on Saturday. (Shediac Fire Department/Facebook)

Shediac RCMP and the Department of Natural Resources assisted with the operation, which took about an hour. Police asked curious onlookers to stay back to avoid scaring the moose and putting the public and rescuers at risk.

Shediac firefighters break the ice to clear a path for a moose that was stranded in the Shediac River on Saturday. (Shediac Fire Department/Facebook)

It's the second time in three days a wild animal has been rescued from thin ice. On Thursday, a young deer was rescued near Woodstock after getting stranded on the partially frozen Saint John River.

With files from Janique LeBlanc/Radio-Canada

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