Newburgh firefighters save 8-year-old Dalexis Carreras from frozen pond

Dalexis Carreras says he was on the pond with a friend at Downing Park when the ice began to break. He says he was in

Dalexis Carreras fell through the ice at Downing Park yesterday.

Dalexis Carreras fell through the ice at Downing Park yesterday. (2/14/13)

NEWBURGH - Newburgh firefighters are being hailed as heroes tonight after rescuing an 8-year-old boy who fell through a frozen pond yesterday.

Dalexis Carreras says he was on the pond with a friend at Downing Park when the ice began to break. He says he was in the water for 10 minutes before first responders arrived. Once on the scene, they extended a ladder to help him out.

Newburgh firefighters say Dalexis was cold and scared, but did not have hypothermia. He was hospitalized as a precaution and is recovering this evening. 

 

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