Pittsburgh teen rescued after falling through ice while playing hockey

Pittsburgh teen rescued after falling through ice while playing hockey

PITTSBURGH — A teenager was rescued after falling through the ice at Lake Elizabeth on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

There’s a sign near the lake at Allegheny Commons West Park that reads “no ice hockey.” However, that is exactly what Channel 11 crews found a group of teens doing on Monday.

Minutes later, one of the teens fell through the iced-over lake. His friends starting laughing, but he had a hard time getting out.

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One of his friends eventually used a hockey stick to help pull him to safety.

On Tuesday, the Allegheny County Police Department posted a reminder on Facebook about recreational activities on another local lake -- North Park Lake.

The post said the only recreational activity permitted on North Park Lake is ice fishing.

“Hiking, ice skating or playing hockey on the ice is strictly prohibited and violations to the county ordinance are punishable by a fine of up to $300,” the post said.

“Our officers do not enjoy being the ‘fun police’ but they have been talking to the youth and explaining to them why we cannot allow it,” Lt. Scott Scherer said.

Allegheny County Police Department's District 3 commander, LT Scott Scherer would like to remind everyone that THE ONLY...

Posted by Allegheny County Police Department on Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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