Two children rescued from icy pond in Gaithersburg, third dies from cold

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Three Gaithersburg boys, all between ten and 12 years old, were yanked from a bitter cold retention pond Monday afternoon. On Monday evening, it was confirmed that the 10-year-old in critical condition has died.

Around 4:15 p.m., an eyewitness called 911 to report seeing the trio plunge through a thin sheet of ice along the edge of the pond, near the corner of Diamondback Drive and Reprise Drive in Gaithersburg’s Crown Farm neighborhood.

Firefighters managed to rescue two of the boys within five minutes. However, it took more than half-an-hour to locate the third child. According to eyewitnesses, firefighters pulled him from the pond unconscious and not breathing.

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