LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)- West Metro firefighters pulled a teenager to safety after he fell through the ice on a partially frozen reservoir Thursday afternoon.

The ice rescue happened at a main reservoir near the intersection of Florida and Kipling in Lakewood. Firefighters were able to pull the 13-year-old to safety after he fell through the ice.

The teen was with an 8-year-old who did not fall through the ice. Both were chasing ducks around the lake.

The boy was checked out by paramedics and then released to his parents.

Firefighters said it’s not unusual to have such warm temperatures in January, and that the ice in the metro area is unstable. They caution everyone to stay off frozen surfaces because they are usually thin and cannot support the weight of a human.


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