Young Boy Critical After Falling In Ice

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus police say a 5-year-old boy is in critical condition after being rescued from an icy pond.
A neighbor who went in the water trying to save the save the boy died.
Authorities say the boy fell through the ice of a pond at an apartment complex on the city's southeast side Thursday night. Before rescuers arrived, 30-year-old James R. Jenkins jumped into the water to try to save the boy.
Police say bystanders tried to rescue the pair, but the two submerged.
They were pulled from the pond several minutes later after rescue divers arrived.
Jenkins was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said the boy -- whose name hasn't been released -- was still in critical condition Friday. The hospital said the family has not consented to the release of further information about the boy's condition.


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  • by James Location: Lansing on Feb 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM
    During the winter I take my son out on ice to play hockey with him. Whenever we venture out, I always check the thickness prior, and wont step foot on it if it's less than 5 inches thick. Clear or blue ice is the strongest. I also bring rope and life jackets.
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