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Teen Falls Through Ice in North Patchogue

By CONNOR JACOBS, Correspondent | January 31, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 020321107

North Patchogue, NY - On Sunday, January 31st at about 3:25 P.M., Suffolk Fire Rescue dispatched the North Patchogue FD to a reported ice rescue in Canaan Lake, near 805 Old North Ocean Ave., for a kid that fell through the ice and was in the water up to his neck.

Suffolk County Police 5th Precinct officers were also dispatched to the scene, as was the Hagerman FD for their hovercraft. North Patchogue FD responded with multiple chiefs, at least one engine, a rescue truck and two ambulances.

Upon arrival, they confirmed that the subject was out of the water and canceled the Hagerman FD. The 17-year-old male had been in the water for about five minutes and was able to get himself out with the help of his friends. The Pathogue Fire Department ambulance transported the teen to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue for evaluation.

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