VERNON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Three teenage boys escaped injury after falling through ice at Vernon Valley Lake Monday afternoon.
At around 1:00 p.m., Vernon’s 911 Center received a call that three people had fallen through the ice on Vernon Valley Lake, police said.
Two 16-year-olds and a 14-year-old were ice fishing when they fell through the ice. They were able to free themselves prior to emergency crews arriving on scene, police said.
After being assisted to shore and cared for by a local family, who lives on the lake the boys, were checked by members of the Vernon Township Ambulance Squad and released to family members, police said.
“Even ice that appears safe can be dangerous in spots. Recent weather conditions has made ice unstable in many places. Please use extreme caution if going out on the ice,” police said.