Milford fire officials warn residents about danger of walking on ice
Fire officials in Milford say two people are recovering after falling through the ice at a local pond.
On Sunday, crews rescued a man and a child who fell through the ice at Mondo Pond. Officials say the man was trying to save the child when he also got stuck.
Officials are urging people to be careful before stepping onto an icy body of water. Firefighters say they train regularly to be ready for situations like this one.
Officials say even though ice might look solid, there is always a chance it can break.
Crews practiced water rescues Monday at a local pond off of Woodmont Road. Firefighters took turns going into the water and pulling each other to safety while listening to instructions on how to perform proper technique.
They say time is crucial for a successful water rescue.
Officials say if you do find yourself near icy water, use logical judgment and never walk on ice if it is less than 4 inches.
The man and child rescued on Sunday were both taken to the hospital and are expected to be OK.