Two boys fell through thin ice covering a pond in a Queens park on Christmas — and a third boy rescued them, officials said.
The 9-year-old and 12-year-old boys plunged through ice covering the Strack Memorial Pond in Forest Park around 3 p.m., an NYPD spokeswoman said.
The two were taken to Jamaica Medical Center for evaluation.
“The ice is really thin,” said a man who was walking his dog in the park and didn’t want to give his name.
“They had gotten themselves out before cops got here. They were sitting right there shivering.”
The man said somebody had thrown a Parks Department ladder onto the ice near the hole where the kids fell in.
Signs around the lake warn of thin ice.
“I don’t care how cold it is,” the NYPD spokeswoman said. “You shouldn’t go on the ice.”
A spate of young people fell through the ice in Central Park in 2017.