OGDEN, Utah – A rescue of two teens who fell through thin ice on a lake in northern Utah also turned into an operation to rescue the first responders, who found themselves too in the same chilly waters.
The Ogden Police Department said the incident started with a 911 call about two teens who fell through thin ice on Wednesday, at a lake about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City.
Police said by the time they arrived, one of the teens was able to make it to shore, but the other was stuck in the water.
Body camera video captured the entire incident as two officers attempted a rescue, but due to the thinning ice, they too needed help.
A contingent of additional resources responded to the scene, and after numerous failed attempts due to other rescuers breaking through the ice, crews were able to get the officers and the original victim out of the water and to dry land.
Police said everyone was checked out by first responders, and no one received significant injuries.
Officers encourage everyone to be mindful that warm weather can quickly disrupt the integrity of the ice.