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Paddleboarder to the rescue
My sister and I witnessed a random act of kindness Sunday that we thought should not go unnoticed.
We were out for a walk at Crescent Beach when an old man approached us and told us of a deer that was stranded in the ocean. He told us this deer had wandered out when the tide was low and had been surrounded by the incoming tide.
We tried calling the wildlife line, only to hear that there was nothing they could do. Not soon after this, we saw a young man take his paddleboard out on the water and paddle towards the deer that was now a kilometre off shore.
A crowd of people watched as the paddleboarder patiently and carefully guided the deer in the right direction. The deer started to swim with the paddleboarder close behind and finally made it to shore.
To this paddleboarding man: You are a hero. There were several young children and adults watching you save this deer, all of whom know this deer might not have made it without your help. So, thank you.
Heather Grozier, Langley