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3:49 PM

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3:49 PM, Wednesday 25 January, 2023

Boy in icy water

Bridge Street, Buckingham

One appliance and crew from Buckingham attended.

A 14-year-old boy was seen in the icy water of a pond.

The boy was out of the pond when they arrived. The firefighters provided immediate emergency care and used a thermal blanket. They also provided advice.

The ice may have thawed, but outdoor water temperatures will remain freezing. Please stay safe if you are around any outdoor water sources. If you, or someone you are with, slips or finds themselves immersed, be aware of the risk of cold water shock, or potential for hypothermia, and how to deal with them to minimise the risk.