Tourists Taking Selfie Capture Dramatic Central Park Ice Rescue

Published on Feb 21, 2017

Lourdes Cuevas and her daughter Maia Ramirez, tourists from Paraguay, were taking a selfie as the group of kids, ranging in age from about 10 into the teens, climbed onto the ice-covered pond.

"At the beginning, they were throwing rocks, testing the ice, and then decided to step on it," said Cuevas. 

Then they stepped on the ice, it started breaking down and they fell in the water.

Two skateboarders who happened to be nearby ran to help out, and by the time firefighters arrived at the park by 59th Street and Central Park South, the kids had been pulled out of the water, witnesses and officials said. 
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