3 People Fall Through Ice in Foxboro, Mass.

(NECN: Katelyn Tivnan, Foxboro, Mass.) - Pieces of clothing and other personal belongings laid scattered next to the Neponset Reservoir in Foxboro, Mass. after an afternoon outing took a dangerous turn.

Two men, a 41-year-old and a 60-year-old, were on the ice trying to ice fish around 4 p.m. Sunday when they fell into the freezing water.

A friend on the shore nearby called 911, but then tried to get them out herself until she fell through the ice, as well.

"I think that's an instinct, to go help," said Foxboro Fire Capt. Thomas Buckley. "She had a big limb, and I think she tried to go out and use the limb to get them out, but just wasn't successful."

The woman was able to pull herself out, but the two men remained trapped in the frigid water for close to 15 minutes until help arrived.

The two men were conscious when they were pulled from the water, which Buckley said was only in the 30s.

The 41-year-old was taken by MedFlight to Massachusetts General Hospital because his temperature had dropped to 82 degrees. Buckley says anything under 94 degrees is considered hypothermia.

The 60-year-old man was taken to Norwood Hospital by ambulance.

"There's no reason to be on the ice, ice fishing, skating, anything like that," said Buckley. "You might think that the ice is thick enough, but it really isn't.

Both men are suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

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