Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Skating On Thin Ice

Cleared skating rink may not be safe for a few more days

One (college aged) young man is lucky to be alive after he plunged through thin ice on Puffer's Pond yesterday after playing hockey with friends.

 Hockey gloves left behind on Puffer's Pond

AFD responded in force but no extrication was required as he managed to get out of the freezing water and make it to shore under his own power.

Although his hockey gloves were left behind, and firefighters deemed the ice unsafe for anyone to retrieve them.

AFD does of course train for ice water rescue.  Last year they had to cancel a drill because the ice on Puffer's Pond was too thick.  


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Larry Kelley said...

Thanks. I can't actually remember the last time a post failed to generate a comment.

Anonymous said...

Surprised the old man forgot to blame umass for this incident.

Larry Kelley said...

Well, the youth who fell through the ice was a UMass student.

And they are #2 for food service ...