News

Ice Rescue Saves Bonehead Teens Clinging to Tree in Fool Hollow Lake

ice rescue

In Show Low, Arizona (yes, it’s a real place), three teenagers wandering onto the ice-covered Fool Hollow Lake (also the real name). When the ice started to crack, they climbed onto a dead tree that protruded from the lake and clutched for dear life, according to Brent Mix, spokesman for the Show Low fire squad.

AZCentral.com reports that at around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday (January 2), firefighters were called to the scene. The ice rescue team was called in to help the two teenagers who were stranded in the tree for over two hours, as one had jumped onto a snow bank.

The temperature dropped from 27 degrees when the rescue started to 22 degrees once the kids were safe, and all were sent to the hospital and treated for mild hypothermia.

A total of 25 people aided in the rescue, including firefighters, medics, park rangers and police officers.

Respond To This

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More News you need to know

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 451 other followers