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Vernon County boy dies after falling through pond ice

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At approximately 9:00 Saturday morning, the Nevada Police Department responded to a call regarding three people in a private resident pond northwest of town. Captain Kevin Scott of the Nevada Fire Department says one individual self rescued and another was rescued by a pedestrian. The third individual was still submerged when responders came to the scene. He was later pronounced dead. Details on the individuals ages have not been released but Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher confirmed individual who died was a child under the age of 10. The two others are in the hospital in stable condition. 


Captain Kevin Scott of the Nevada Fire Department warns parents and guardians of the dangers of thin ice.


"Make sure you let your children know to stay off the ice. This time of year, last week we had 40 degree temperatures, this week we're 40 degrees below freezing. The ponds, streams, lakes had not had enough time to freeze. The ice was real thin. This was a quarter of an inch thick ice at the very most. So make sure you tell your children to stay off the ice, whether it be a pond or a lake or a stream."




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