STONEHAM (CBS) – Two police officers plunged into a Stoneham pond this week to help rescue a Dorchester man who jumped from a ledge in the area.

According to Massachusetts State Police, on Friday night a “be on the lookout” was issued for a man who was walking towards Spot Pond in Stoneham.

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Trooper Nicholas Pak and Stoneham police officer John Curtis were searching a wooded area near Spot Pond when they saw a man standing on a ledge next to the water.

When officers approached the man, he jumped into the water that police described as “frigid.”

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Pak and Curtis both jumped into the water as well, and continued to follow the man as he tried to move towards deeper water.

A struggle ensued until police were able to pull the 52-year-old Dorchester man out of the water. He was transported to Melrose/Wakefield Hospital for treatment.

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