Kids rescued from frozen Travelers Rest pond

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TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Two children were rescued after falling into a frozen pond in Travelers Rest on Monday afternoon.

Emergency personnel responded to Glastonburry Village subdivision off of Jackson Grove Road around 1:15 p.m., according to Sgt. Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say North Greenville Fire Dept. was on the scene trying to perform the rescue when they got there.

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Deputies and firefighters used a rope bag to reach the kids.

Deputies have learned that prior to falling in the pond two of the juveniles slid on the ponds frozen surface on two separate sleds.  A third child stayed near the edge. At some point, the ice beneath them broke, and the two juveniles fell and became submerged in the water. 

A nearby neighbor called 911 and attempted to rescue the children until emergency personnel arrived on scene.

All three juveniles were transported to the hospital for precautionary purposes and are expected to be okay, Flood said.


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