A slip on thin ice led to chain reaction panic in Wrightwood, California, with close to a dozen people falling through.
The desperate cries for help began when one man on a sledging excursion fell through the ice. Others frantically tried to rescue him, using ropes, rubber rings and plastic sledges
But one-by-one they plunged into the icy water themselves. Within five minutes from the first crack, nearly a dozen people were fighting for their lives.
It took close to ten minutes, but bystanders helped pull everyone to shore. Fortunately, they are all okay.