An icy pond rescue story in Norfolk to warm your heart

PUBLISHED: 17:53 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:33 20 January 2013

Police have issued a warning about the dangers of frozen ponds

Police have issued a warning about the dangers of frozen ponds


The EDP tomorrow has a lovely story of heroism which fortunately has a happy ending.

Over the weekend a dog got into trouble when it fell through a hole in the ice over a pond in the county.

We will have a delightful picture of the pet reunited with her adoring young owner on our front page and the drama of the day inside.

Don’t miss your copy.

The incident came as police warned people of the dangers of walking or playing on frozen lakes and ponds as the cold weather continues.

PC Paul Bassham, of the Broads beat team, said: “In previous cold weather spells we have dealt with calls concerning youngsters playing on frozen ponds.

“While the ice may appear to be thick in places, it will be thinner in others and people should never assume that it will be strong enough to hold their weight.

“If the ice breaks the water underneath will be extremely cold and there’s no telling how deep it will be; we would advise that people never venture onto the frozen water, both for their safety and the safety of others.”

If you see anyone in distress on the water you should ring 999.

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