Crews Rescue Three From Icy Ponds In Westborough, Arlington

WESTBOROUGH (AP/WBZ-AM) — Crews have rescued a man in Westborough and a couple in Arlington who fell through thin ice while skating.

In Arlington, on Spy Pond, first responders found the husband in freezing water, clinging to a piece of freezing ice, his wife nearby, trying to lend assistance. Both were saved and treated for hypothermia.

In the Westborough incident, Fire Chief Patrick Purcell says they received multiple 911 calls of a person falling through the ice on Mill Pond around 3:08 p.m. Monday.

Two firefighters put on cold-water immersion suits, entered the ice and walked until they found the 19-year-old man about 2,000 feet (609 meters) from the shore. The man has been transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for hypothermia. Officials say he is expected to be OK.

Purcell says his team was training for ice rescues just hours before they received the call about the man. He says they carried out the rescue seamlessly.

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WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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