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Nicholasville Girl OK After Falling Through Ice

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 18:58:17-05

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A little girl in Nicholasville is ok after she followed her dog onto an icy pond and fell in.

On Wednesday, the 12-year-old girl was walking her dog when he got away.

“Her dog went out onto the ice and so she thought she needed to go out and save it,” said Sgt. Kevin Grimes with the Nicholasville Police Department.

Grimes said that when the girl stepped onto the ice, her foot went right through the frozen layer. She was thankfully able to get out of the water on her own, but police say she was lucky that she fell in where she did.

“On the edges, as you would move on out I think it would have gotten deeper, for a 12-year-old, but, right on the edge it wasn’t bad,” Grimes said.

In order to do walk on ice or do ice activities like ice skating and ice fishing, you would need several inches of ice. With all the up and down weather we’ve had the past few weeks, the ice in the pond was not likely even an inch thick.

“It’s not something we really deal with very often of ponds within the city, and we get calls of kids trying to get out on the ice and we as well, try to educate them the same way. Here in this area, it’s just not ever recommended to get on the ice,” said Grimes. “You gotta remember there might be a little ice on the top but the water underneath is still very warm and so it’s not feasible around here.”

Nicholasville Police say that they’ve seen calls for animals getting out on the ice and they say that if it happens to your animals, don’t go after them, call for help.