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Lake Wigry. The ice broke beneath the two boys

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The ice broke under two boys on Lake Wigry in Stary Folwark. They were pulled from the water by firefighters. They were taken to hospital.

Staff Sergeant Agnieszka Skwierczyńska from the press team of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Białystok informed TVN24 that the officers, around 5 p.m., received a report that the ice had collapsed under two boys on Lake Wigry, about 200 meters from the shore, in the town of Stary Folwark.

The officer on duty from the State Fire Service in Białystok told TVN24 that one of them was pulled out of the water and his vital functions were restored, and the other, older one, was wanted. Just after 8 p.m. fire. Justyna Kłusewicz, spokeswoman for the Podlasie Provincial Commander of the State Fire Service, said in an interview with tvn24.pl that the second boy was also rescued from the water. According to information provided by firefighters, after resuscitation, the second boy also managed to regain vital functions.

Both were transported to hospital. As Kłusewicz said, the boys are 12 and 16 years old.

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Firefighters’ operations were carried out from boats and ice sleds, which, however, collapsed on the fragile ice. An air ambulance helicopter also took part in the operation.

Main photo source: TVN24

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