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Neighbor Saves Children From Retention Pond

MARION COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO):  Neighbors had to act fast to help three children who fell through a retention pond.

It happened Saturday around 12:39 p.m. near 6854 Devinney Lane on the southwest side of Marion County.  Three juvenile males were walking on the half-inch ice when it gave out from beneath them.  One neighbor, Jeremy Parks of Indianapolis, was alerted and rushed to the area.  When he got there, one of the children was already out of the water, but two others were still in the pond.  Parks went on the ice, but it gave way and he too fell into the water.  He reached one victim and pulled them to safety, but struggled with getting the last child to the shore.  By this time other neighbors were alerted.  They were able to throw Parks a garden hose, which was enough to  pull both Parks and the last child to safety.  

One of the children were transported to Riley Hospital for observation, but appeared to be in good condition.  Parks and the other victims were checked and released on the scene. 

Indiana Conservation Officers want to warn the public of the dangers of thinning ice.  Stay away from frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes as temperatures starts to warm around Indiana. 

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