KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies rescued a stranded deer from the ice on Upper Klamath Lake Friday morning.
Police were called out a little after 7:00 a.m. when a buck deer was spotted out about 100 feet on the ice near Sunset Beach.
Deputies Terry Brown and Miguel Pena used a metal canoe and an ice pick to inch their way out to the deer.
They were able to use a lasso to rope the buck’s horns, and pull him to safety just before 8:30.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.