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Teen fell into frozen waters in New York’s Central Park

Miraculously he was able to walk out with the help of a man who was walking there.

A 14-year-old teenager was rescued by two Good Samaritans after falling through the ice in a lake in Central Park (NYC).

It happened yesterday shortly after 2 p.m. near East 59th St and Fifth Avenue. When FDNY emergency units responded, the teenager and his friend had already left the area. They were eventually located and one of them was taken to a local hospital for hypothermia, Pix11 reported .

“When it hit the ice, I started looking to see where I could grab a [ladder] and someone else was already coming up with one,” said Dan McFadden, who was quick to help. “So I just grabbed the ladder … and I gave him one end and he grabbed and I was able to pull it out,” she told the New York Post.

“It was scary, but he was playing where he shouldn’t be. I was drenched and shocked, ”added the rescuer. When police appeared, the boy was out of the water and gone, a witness confirmed.


Travis M. Andrews
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book "Because He's Jeff Goldblum," a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.