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Maryland Officer Falls Through Ice During Rescue Effort

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    Officer Falls Through Ice During Rescue

    A Prince George's County police officer was taken to a hospital after he fell through the ice while trying to help three young men who were walking on an icy pond at a park in Hyattsville. Two of the young men also went to the hospital. Aimee Cho reports. (Published Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018)

    An officer fell through the ice while trying to help three young men stuck in an icy pond in Hyattsville, Maryland, Sunday, fire officials say.

    The 28-year-old Prince George's County police officer was attempting to help the teens out of the water when he also fell in, police said. The teens had been walking on the partially frozen pond at Glenridge Community Park.

    The officer was able to pull himself and another person out of the water, police said.

    Prince George's County firefighters rescued the other two teens using ropes and ladders, fire department spokesman Mark Brady said on Twitter.

    The officer and two teens were taken to a hospital and treated for hypothermia, Brady said. A few hours later, the officer was released from the hospital. 

    Police said the officer has only been working for the department for about a week.

    Authorities reminded the public that it is never safe to walk on ice.

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