Dec. 26, 2019 By Allie Griffin
Two young boys were hospitalized Christmas Day after falling through the ice on a pond in Forest Park.
A 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy were walking on the ice covering Strack Pond in the park, when the ice cracked and gave way sending the boys into the chilly waters below around 3 p.m., police said.
Both the boys were taken to Jamaica Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, a NYPD spokesperson said.
Before first responders arrived, a third boy rescued the pair who had fallen into the water by passing them a red emergency Parks Department ladder, the New York Post reported.
A year ago, a 11-year-old boy from Glendale died after falling through the ice on the same pond. He was attempting to rescue his 12-year-old friend who had first fallen through.
The NYPD discourages people from walking on ice and frozen ponds, a police spokesperson said.
The pond is just frozen water. How stupid could they have been to think it would have been safe? It’s like going to Rockaway Beach when there are no lifeguards – there have always been undercurrents in the water. People risk their lives to save people who are reckless.
Where is Holden fighting to get this pond closed in. Last year a boy drowns . This year another incident . Lucky these three boys were rescued alive .
F – For Holden . If this was Juniper the park would be fenced in.
Tale of Two cities once again