Two 10-year-old boys rescued after falling through ice on lake

COQUITLAM Mounties say they are impressed with the heroic action by a 55-year-old man who was able save the lives of two 10-year-old boys after they fell through the ice on a small community lake near River Springs (Lodge Drive).

911 calls came in and police, fire and ambulance all responded. Thankfully upon arrival, the boys were ashore. Both boys were taken to a local hospital by ambulance to be checked for hypothermia and shock.

Police say this is a reminder that most surfaces that appear to have ice are not thick enough to hold much weight and advise people not to venture onto these lakes or similar bodies of water.