Topeka Topeka firefighters rescued a 10-year-old boy who fell through the ice on Central Park pond while trying to retrieve a radio-controlled toy.
Authorities said the boy was in the icy waters for around 15 minutes late Sunday afternoon, about 100 feet from shore. The child appeared to have been suffering from hypothermia and facial cuts that he may have received when he was pulled over the ice to the pond’s bank.
Firefighters linked two long ropes and extended them across the pond, and the boy then was able to grab the rope to be pulled out of the water.
A layer of ice circled the edge, which the boy crawled on in an attempt to get his toy. An aerating fountain kept the center of the pond from freezing.
He was taken to a hospital for treatment, and Sunday night was said to be “in good spirits.”