A 5-year-old Schuylkill County boy died Wednesday night after rescuers pulled him from a frozen pond a few hours earlier.
The boy’s brother survived after his mother pulled him from the pond in Molino, West Brunswick Township.
Tragedy at Frozen Pond in Schuylkill County: 1 Child Dies, His Brother Rescued But Injured
According to information released Thursday from State Police in Schuylkill Haven, this tragic incident happened at about 5:30 along Molino Rd. in West Brunswick Twp.
Emergency dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call about 2 boys who’d fallen into an icy pond.
The mother of the two boys, aged 4 and 5, went into the pond and was able to rescue the 4-year-old. But the older boy was not seen on the pond at that time.
A dive team from Schuylkill Haven Fire Dept. arrived at the scene and was able to locate the 5-year-old underwater. Rescuers performed life-saving procedures on that child and he was taken by ambulance to Geisinger-St. Luke’s Hospital near Orwigsburg.
The boy was taken by medical helicopter to Geisinger Hospital in Danville for further treatment but was pronounced dead at 9:12 p.m.
The 4-year-old who was rescued by his mother was initially taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and then by medical helicopter to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.
There is no more information on that child’s condition.