(KMOV) – A 16-year-old boy was hospitalized after he fell into an icy lake at O’Fallon Park in St. Louis Tuesday morning.
Authorities say the boy was walking home on his normal route around 9:45 a.m. when he saw snow covering the lake. Officials say he thought it was frozen over and tried to use it as a shortcut, but instead fell in.
The boy somehow got himself out and ran into some people, who gave him towels and dry clothes before calling 911.
EMS crews arrived on scene and gave him additional towels and warm fluids. The boy was then taken to the hospital in unknown condition.