Calgary Fire department rescues teens from icy pond
Two teens were rescued from the icy depth of a pond thanks to the Calgary Fire Department over the weekend.
The event happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 14 when the Calgary Fire Department responded to James Mckevitt Road and Spruce Meadows Trail reports of two teens who had fallen through the ice on a pond.
First crews to arrive were unable to self rescue the female and male teens. The teens had been in the water for several minutes and were reportedly in extreme distress. Fire crews were able to assist both teens out of the water with a rope where they were then transported to an area hospital.
The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind Calgarians to stay off the ice on area ponds and near the river. The recent warm temperatures have started the spring thaw and the ice surfaces are extremely unpredictable.