Coast Guard Rescues Teen Who Fell Through Ice

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Station (Aids to Navigation Team) Muskegon rescued a 13-year-old boy after he fell through the ice off a pier near the station last night at approximately 6:15 p.m.

Seaman Charles Fraley helped save the life of the 13-year-old by holding him up out of the water.

Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Lenz proceeded 100-yards to the scene to assist with pulling both from the ice.

The 13-year-old boy intially went out with his 5-year-old brother, when the 5-year-old fell in the ice first, but the 13-year-old was able to pull his brother from the ice.

Their father was nearby and able to recover the 5-year-old.

Both boys were transported to Hackley Hospital and are in stable condition.

The Coast Guard would like to remind those venturing on to the ice to always wear a waterproof exposure suit with a life vest, carry a pair of screwdrivers and remember all ice is a clear solid risk.

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