Firefighters Break From Ice-Rescue Drill to Perform Real-Life Central Park Ice Rescue

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Central Park West was blanketed with 8-inches of snow after Winter storm Maximus passed through the New York City Metropolitan area on Monday February 3, 2014.
Central Park West was blanketed with 8-inches of snow after Winter storm Maximus passed through the New York City Metropolitan area on Monday February 3, 2014. Photo: Robert Barnes

A drunk guy with poor judgment but impeccable timing was walking on the icy surface of a lake in Central Park on Saturday when he crashed through the ice. Luckily for him, firefighters nearby were already practicing ice and water rescue drills, so they were able to come to his aid within two or three minutes. The drunk man was sedated and taken to Lenox Hill, where cops presumably warned him, “You’re on thin ice, buddy.”

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