Bystanders Rescue Man Who Fell Through Ice in Branford

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Two bystanders rescued a hiker after he fell through ice in Branford Sunday afternoon.

Branford fire officials say they responded to Supply Pond Park around 3:30 p.m. for reports of a man who had fallen through ice into the pond. The victim was about six feet from shore and fell in up to his neck.

By the time firefighters arrived two bystanders, including an off-duty Connecticut State Police trooper, had pulled the man from the icy water. Paramedics checked all three people for signs of hypothermia or other injury. Everyone is expected to be fine and all three refused further treatment.

Fire officials remind residents that ice in many areas still isn’t thick enough to support the weight of a person and advise against trying to walk across it.

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