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January 1, 2013

Video: Frozen lake rescue descends into chaos

Editor's note: Check out Art Hsieh's take on this story in, "Chaotic ice rescue video gives me the creeps."

Daily Times 

BRISBANE, Calif. — A day of fun on a frozen California lake became pandemonium after one person fell through the ice, then another and another.

What should have been a day of sledging thrills turned into a string of near-disasters in California after one person fell into an icy lake.

As they overshot the edge of the ice and fell into the bitterly-cold water, flailing and waving their arms in panic, pals to rushed to their aid.

But it begs the question: How many people does it take to rescue a man who falls into an icy lake?

The situation in Wrightwood, California, rapidly became a mass rescue attempt, involving ropes, rubber rings and plastic sledges.

But as dozens of people joined in, several more crashed though ice.

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