INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 8, 2014) — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an incident where three juveniles fell through the ice of a neighborhood retention pond Saturday and had to be rescued.
The incident happened around 12:30 Saturday afternoon in the 6800 block of Devinney Lane on the southwest side of Indianapolis.
An investigation revealed that three juvenile males were walking on the ice, which was about a half an inch thick, when the ice gave way.
A nearby neighbor, Jeremy Parks, was alerted to the situation and ran to the area.
When he got to the pond, he noticed one of the victims get back up on the ice and out of the water.
He then went onto the ice, to try to rescue the other two boys.
While doing so, the ice gave way and Parks also fell into the water.
He was able to reach one of the victims and got him back up onto the ice and he then went back for the second victim.
After reaching him, he began to struggle to get back to the shower.
Other neighbors were able to throw him a garden hose and pull them back to safety.
One juvenile was taken to Riley for observation, but is in good condition.
Parks and the other two victims were checked out at the scene and released.
Indiana Conservation officers want to warn the public of the dangers of thin ice.