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Raleigh teen rescued from neighborhood pond

Posted December 16, 2010 10:17 p.m. EST

—  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.