(Image Source: Youtube/InsaneMrBrain)

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT

Good samaritans hoping to rescue a man who fell into a freezing lake on Christmas Day ended up needing to be saved themselves.

“A man falls into a frozen lake in California and would-be rescuers tried to pull them out. Instead, they fall into the frigid water.”

People visited Jackson Lake to sled on what they thought was stable ice. One after another fell in until reportedly six people hoping to rescue the man, who could not swim, were also in the freezing cold waters.

Mickey Herman and his wife Michelle caught it all on tape and explain how the ordeal unfolded.

“We saw that guy go under three times and on the third time, we didn’t think he was coming back up.”

A reporter for CBS Los Angeles reports the rescue attempt was made even more difficult because of a language barrier. Rescuers used ropes and inner tubes to pull the man to safety.

After about 10 minutes, the man who first fell in was pulled to safety. The others who fell into the lake also managed to escape the cold water.

Since the ordeal, WrightwoodCA.com has posted the video and a warning for visitors to not play on thin ice.

 

Failed Rescue Attempt Endangers Several on Frozen Lake

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Dec 31, 2012

Failed Rescue Attempt Endangers Several on Frozen Lake

(Image Source: Youtube/InsaneMrBrain)

BY CHRISTIAN BRYANT

Good samaritans hoping to rescue a man who fell into a freezing lake on Christmas Day ended up needing to be saved themselves.

“A man falls into a frozen lake in California and would-be rescuers tried to pull them out. Instead, they fall into the frigid water.”

People visited Jackson Lake to sled on what they thought was stable ice. One after another fell in until reportedly six people hoping to rescue the man, who could not swim, were also in the freezing cold waters.

Mickey Herman and his wife Michelle caught it all on tape and explain how the ordeal unfolded.

“We saw that guy go under three times and on the third time, we didn’t think he was coming back up.”

A reporter for CBS Los Angeles reports the rescue attempt was made even more difficult because of a language barrier. Rescuers used ropes and inner tubes to pull the man to safety.

After about 10 minutes, the man who first fell in was pulled to safety. The others who fell into the lake also managed to escape the cold water.

Since the ordeal, WrightwoodCA.com has posted the video and a warning for visitors to not play on thin ice.

 

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