Teenagers playing on frozen lake fell through ice, killing one, Georgia authorities say

Two teenagers had to be rescued from the water after falling into the ice while playing on a frozen lake in Kennesaw, Georgia, on Dec. 28, police and fire officials said.

Two teenagers had to be rescued from the water after falling into the ice while playing on a frozen lake in Kennesaw, Georgia, on Dec. 28, police and fire officials said.

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Georgia authorities say one teenager died after being rescued from a frozen lake and another is recovering.

These two teens are crossing the section frozen lake near lake allison Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services said they fell through the ice on Wednesday, Dec. 28, on a boulevard in Kennesaw, WXIA said, citing Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.

A police officer rescued one of the teens but struggled to find the other, who was further down the lake.

“Despite the best efforts of rescuers, the second victim did not survive the crash,” Cobb Fire spokesman Stephen Bennett told McClatchy News in a statement.

Authorities did not release their names but said the victims were both 16-year-old boys.

The surviving teen was reported to be in stable condition as of Thursday, but it was unclear if he was still hospitalized, Bennett said.

A resident who lives nearby said he noticed group of kids Playing near the frozen pond was around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, according to WAGA. One of the teens was a few feet from the shore and the other was about 10 feet above the ice.

“At first it looked solid, so I didn’t think much of it,” resident Alex Pollard told the station. Minutes later, he said he heard screaming and found two of the teens “trapped in the ice” and hugging each other.

A police officer pulls the first teen out of a lake and opens fire Rescuers use rafts According to WSB-TV and WXIA reports, in search of a second teen who was submerged in icy water for at least 20 minutes.temperature in the area down to 23 degrees According to Accuweather, the high for the day was 57.

A second teen was found a short time later and taken to a hospital where he died, authorities said.

McClatchy News reached out to Cobb County Police on Thursday and is awaiting a response.

Kennesaw is about 30 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.

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Tanasia is a national real-time reporter based in Atlanta, covering Georgia, Mississippi and the Southeast. Her subtitle is Retail and Consumer News. She is an alumna of Kennesaw State University and joined McClatchy in 2020.