Maryland police say ‘heroic’ teen rescued from frozen creek after trying to save friend

A teenager who jumped into a frozen creek to save a friend has been rescued by police in Maryland, officials said.

A teenager who jumped into a frozen creek to save a friend has been rescued by police in Maryland, officials said.

Screenshot from the Anne Arundel County Police Department

Police rushed to help a Maryland teenage boy who jumped into a frozen creek trying to save his friend, officials said.

officers were sent to a frozen creek Anne Arundel County, where Annapolis is located, was reported Dec. 26 after reports of two teens in distress, according to a police news release.

Police said one of the teens fell into the freezing water while the other bravely jumped to try to save his friend.

By the time officers arrived, the boy who fell into the water had reached the shore safely, while another boy was submerged in icy water near the wooden pier, police said.air temperature is close to freezing.

After throwing the rope to the child, a police officer yelled at fellow rescuers: “Help me pull him up!” body camera footage showed.

The video shows several officers then hoisting the teen, who had a life jacket strapped to his wet suit, onto the dock.

The child, who had made a “heroic attempt to rescue his friend”, was taken to an ambulance after the ordeal.

The identities of the teens were not disclosed.

A spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for comment.