VIDEO: Boy, 11, rescued after falling through ice in Naperville

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An 11-year-old boy fell through the ice in Naperville.

Naperville firefighters rescued an 11-year-old boy who fell through the ice on a retention pond.

The boy fell into the pond at about 5 p.m. Sunday at the Chanticleer Lakes Condominiums in the 1300 block of McDowell Road.

When emergency personnel arrived, the boy was in the center of the pond and surrounded by ice.

The boy told his rescuers that his feet were stuck in the muddy bottom. They tossed the boy a rope with a flotation device attached. The crew pulled the boy to safety within minutes of arriving, officials said.

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Emergency crews pulled an 11-year-old boy from a retention pond in Naperville.



He was not seriously injured and was home with his family on Monday. The rescue was captured on video.

It wasn't know why the Naperville boy had wandered out into the middle of the pond. Long-time residents said it's the first time someone has fallen into it the pond, which has signs warning people to stay off.

Officials warned of ice dangers.

"It's extremely dangerous. There is no such thing as safe ice," said Bill Kostelny, of the Naperville Fire Department. "All these bodies of water. They are moving bodies of water. They have inlets that allow water to come into the pond and then also leave, so underneath that ice it's constantly moving."

In an unrelated incident, first responders were called Monday morning to a pond in Crown Point, Indiana, after a man who was ice fishing fell into the water.
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