Boy dies following ice rescue in Colorado

Lake in Douglas County where an ice rescue took place 11/22/22.
Lake in Douglas County where an ice rescue took place 11/22/22.(West Metro Fire)
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 3:41 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 11:09 AM MST
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A teenager has died after falling through the ice at a Colorado park last week.

The boy was with two girls and another boy at Roxborough Park on Nov. 22 when they plunged into an icy pond. Using hoses, extension cords and ropes, neighbors were able to pull three of the kids out but couldn’t get to the fourth. West Metro Fire says he fell into deeper water further from shore.

Minutes after responders got on scene, a dive team found the missing boy and got him out of the water. It isn’t clear how long he was in the water or submerged. He was rushed to an area hospital before being airlifted to a second hospital. Sister station CBS Denver reported Nov. 25 that he had died.

A spokesperson says this tragedy serves as a sobering reminder for parents to have a talk with their children about staying off the ice. It isn’t clear if the kids were playing on the ice, if they were aware they were on ice, or if they were just attempted to cross the body of water.