A White Bear Lake firefighter was a ray of golden sun to a deer, a female deer, that needed rescuing Sunday morning from icy lake waters.

The drama unfolded on Priebe Lake, located southwest of E. County Line Road and Cedar Avenue, according to police.

A caller told police there was a deer trapped in open water off Riviera Drive.

Officers arrived and saw the doe in the water and a buck waiting nearby, read a statement from police posted on Facebook.

A firefighter walked onto the ice, then into the water and moved the doe to where it could get back on the ice and be free to choose a long, long way to run.

“Kudos to the White Bear Lake Fire Department on the save!” the police posting declared.