Monday, December 31, 2012

Almost a dozen people rescued after falling into frozen lake trying to rescue man

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.

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It took close to ten minutes, but bystanders helped pull everyone to shore. Fortunately, they are all okay.

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