3 civilians, 1 police officer rescued after falling through ice on lake in P.G. County


    Officials said the four people, all men, were rescued from the water at Glenridge Park in the 5200 block of Flintridge Drive, in the Hyattsville and Riverdale area. (Courtesy of Prince George's County Police Department)

    Three civilians and one police officer were rescued Sunday after falling through the ice on a lake at a Prince George’s County park.

    Officials said the four people, all men, were rescued from the water at Glenridge Park in the 5200 block of Flintridge Drive, in the Hyattsville and Riverdale area.

    The police officer, now identified as Officer Tully of the Prince George’s County Department, fell in the ice while he was attempting to rescue the three men. Another police officer, identified as Officer Robinson, also went out onto the ice in an attempt to rescue the three men.

    According to officials, Tully was able to pull himself and one of the men out of the water before the Prince George’s County Fire Department, which arrived after the two officers, helped pull all four out with ropes and ladders.

    Of the four who went through the ice, Tully and two of the men were taken to hospital for hypothermia, while the other man left the scene on his own. Tully has since been treated and released; the two victims taken to the hospital were also treated for injuries that do not appear to be life threatening, police said.

    Officers said they responded to the incident around 3:30 p.m.

    Tully said afterward that he immediately noticed before going out onto the ice that one of the men in particular appeared to be struggling in the water.

    Police have also since released dashcam video of the rescue.

    Prince George’s County fire officials said the air temperature was 46 degrees at the time of the rescue.

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