The rescue team faced serious hazards navigating among the sharp ice sheets but managed to save the drifting animal at the "last moment" after dark on Tuesday.
When they got close, the deer jumped off the ice and into the water.
TV footage showed the team of four steering through the plates by boat and using flashlights to find the deer, wrap it in a blanket and carry it back to shore
They handed the animal over to wildlife authorities in a nearby forest.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.