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Carteret Teenager Critical After Falling Through Ice at Pond


In the second water rescue of the evening, Middlesex County emergency responders took over an hour to pull a boy out of an icy pond in Carteret on Thursday evening.

According to a statement released by Carteret's Mayor Dan Reiman, two teenage boys were trapped under ice after they fell into the Carteret Pond shortly before 5:07 p.m.

Mayor Reiman said one of the boys was able to pull himself out, but emergency responders and rescue crews worked frantically to pull the second teen from the water.

According to Mayor Reiman, at around 8:15 p.m., the boy was pulled out and rushed to University Hospital in Newark in serious condition.

The Carteret Police Department will handle the investigation at this time.