Two People, Dog In The Hospital After Falling Through Ice At Carousel Park

Pike Creek – Earlier today (January 27, 2019) at approximately 11:36 AM, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a report of an injured person at the dog park on Carousel Park. Once patrol officers arrived on scene, they learned that two subjects and a dog had fallen through the ice on the pond.

Both subjects were conscious and alert but very cold and wet, showing early signs of hypothermia.

The officers later learned that the dog saw some geese and ran onto the frozen pond in chase. Upon getting around twenty feet out on the water the dog fell through the ice. Both subjects then went out onto the pond themselves and attempted to rescue the dog before falling through as well.

Both subjects were transported to an area hospital where they are listed as stable.

The dog was transported to an area animal hospital and is listed as stable.

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