Authorities: Woman, child rescued after falling through ice

Nebraska News

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) – Officers rescued a woman and a 7-year-old child after they fell through ice into water at Fort Kearney State Recreation Area.

First responders were sent to the park Sunday around 3 p.m. Station KSNB reports the child had broken through after going out onto the ice to retrieve a small dog, and the mother of the girl’s friend went in after the girl.

Rescuers threw the pair a flotation device attached to a long rope and then pulled them to safety ashore.

The two were taken to a Kearney hospital and were expected to recover from their chilly ordeal.

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