MELROSE (CBS) — A seventh-grade student fell through thin ice on a frozen pond while walking to school with friends Wednesday morning.

According to Melrose Police, the boy ventured onto Ell Pond and then fell in up to his chest around 7:40 a.m.

Two other seventh-graders with him, a boy and a girl, were able to pull him from the water while another girl called 911.

ellpond Thin Ice: Boy Falls Through Frozen Pond Walking To School

Ell Pond in Melrose (WBZ-TV)

The boy was out of the water by the time first responders arrived and was transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital as a precaution.

Police and school officials remind the public to stay off the ice because, especially with the fluctuating temperatures, it can freeze and thaw unevenly.



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