"It was on the verge of going under," Langton tells Michigan's M Live. "You could tell it had been out there for a while. It was fatigued and swimming in circles. It was going to die if we didn't try to save it."
The fishermen spent the next hour towing the deer, weighing more than 100 pounds, to shore.
“It was kicking and bucking,” Langton told the Monroe News. “I honestly didn’t know if it would make it or not.”