One Man Dead After Falling Through Frozen Lake

(Memphis) One of two men emergency crews pulled from Coro Lake Wednesday afternoon has died.

The other was treated at the scene.

Fire officials said the two men are brothers and were walking on ice covering lake for fun when they fell in.

One of the brothers was able to pull himself up onto some ice until he was rescued.

The other was trapped under the ice for more than half an hour.

It happened near East Shore and Shelby Drive.

John Morgan watched the rescue from his kitchen window.

“What he did was he got up on his stomach and scooted to the bank. That’s how he got out. Then police swarmed my yard. They got the other one out as fast as they could,” said Morgan.

There were five rescue members who went into the lake. They are a part of the fire department’s cold rescue crew and received special training.


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