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Raleigh teen rescued from neighborhood pond

Posted December 16, 2010

—  A Raleigh teenager was recovering Thursday evening after he had to be rescued from a frozen neighborhood pond.

Authorities said the 17-year-old boy was on a raft on the pond at the Greystone Manor condominiums off Lead Mine Road Thursday afternoon when the ice below started to break.

He was about 50 yards from the shore, and friends, unable to pull him in, called 911.

“We were able to go out with three people on the boat, break the ice, go in after him, remove him from raft and bring him back to the shore,” Raleigh fire battalion Chief Greg Bridges said.

Bridges said the teen did not fall into the water.

Paramedics examined him at the scene but eventually decided to take him to a local hospital as a precaution.


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  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Dec 17, 2010

    When a fire truck is called out for a "pulled" alarm, the business/school is whatever is responsible for paying a fee for the call. This is what this teen should be paying!

  • andy2 Dec 17, 2010

    He is going to get a bill from the hospital. The ER rooms are contracted to physician groups and they do not work for free. My guess is insurance will pay for most of this and his parents will pay the rest. They are already paying for the Fire, rescue and police it is called taxes. What is anyone out? nothing.

  • bcox50 Dec 17, 2010

    Teenagers do stupid things....bet he doesn't repeat this one!

  • YoucanthandletheTRUTH Dec 17, 2010

    When you cause the EMS, police, firefighters to come and get you because you are stupid, then yes, you should receive the bill! I feel the same way when these people go and get themselves stranded and lost in the snow covered mountains. People need to use common sense and when their dumb actions take the EMS, police, and fire fighters away from someone in an emergency beyond their control, they should have to pay some penalty!

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Dec 17, 2010

    Is money all you care about? Lets not go down the road of trying to decide who has to pay to be rescued. My question is, if he didn't fall in, why the trip to the hospital?

  • rescuefan Dec 17, 2010

    "I hope the teen receives a bill for the cost of the rescue!

    So everyone who is rescued now should receive a bill? Let's hope you never need the services of firefighters, EMS or police unless you plan on paying the bill out of your pockets.

    I am glad the boy is okay!

  • jkca Dec 17, 2010

    17 year old boy....need anymore be said? Adolesent brains have long way to cook before they're done. Glad he's ok.

  • 2012notobama Dec 17, 2010

    I hope the teen receives a bill for the cost of the rescue!

  • simmian72 Dec 17, 2010

    Not the smartest teen around.Stupidity kills more people than anything else.