Boys Recovering after Fall in Icy Lake

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Wednesday, February 07 2007 Feb 7, 2007 Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:59:26 PM CST February 07, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two teenagers are recovering after their rescue from a frigid lake in suburban St. Louis. Michael "Frankie" Ho and Michael Throgmorton had ventured 75 feet from shore when they fell through a soft patch of ice near the lake's center last night. Authorities say the Ritenour High School sophomores had walked onto the ice-covered lake at Wild Acres Park in Overland. A call for help came from a third boy who also had walked onto the lake but had not fallen through. The boys were stranded for up to an hour before rescuers could reach them. Both boys were conscious when pulled from the water in the nighttime rescue. Sixteen-year-old Ho was treated and released from a hospital Tuesday night. Fifteen-year-old Throgmorton remains hospitalized in good condition.

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