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Boy rescued after falling into frozen-over pond speaks

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jan 24, 2014

SYRACUSE, Utah -- An 11-year-old boy is recovering Friday morning after falling into an iced over pond in Syracuse Thursday night.

Officers said the boy fell through the ice at Jensen Nature Park near 3100 South Bluff Road around 5 p.m.

Stan Penrod, a police sergeant who was responding to the call, threw a rope out to the boy and also fell in.

"The only thought I had was just: We're gonna get him out," Penrod said. "...I went out maybe 3 or 4 feet, the ice gave away, and I went into the lake as well."

A man on the shore tried to pull the two out of the water, but the rope wasn't long enough. That's when two off-duty police officers and an off-duty firefighter arrived. The men were able to successfully pull Penrod and the boy from the water.

The boy was treated at a nearby hospital for hypothermia and then released.

FOX 13 News' Kiersten Nunez spoke to some of those who helped with the rescue as well as the victim, see the video above for her report.