Ariz. teens rescued from tree after lake ice crack

Ariz. teens rescued from tree after lake ice crack

CREATED Jan. 3, 2013

Web Producer: Mekita Rivas

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in the eastern Arizona community of Show Low say two teenagers spent two frigid hours hanging onto a dead tree after ice on a lake began to crack.

Show Low Fire District Capt. Brent Mix says they were rescued late Wednesday.

A third teen stayed on the snow-covered bank of Fool Hollow Lake and called for help when the other two got stuck.

The rescued juveniles were transported to a hospital for treatment of what Mix described as mild hypothermia.

A total of 25 fire and other emergency personnel from several agencies responded.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Loading...