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Boys survive fall in icy lake in Overland


Overland, MO – Two boys who were rescued from an icy lake in suburban Overland Tuesday night are expected to make a full recovery.

Officials say the boys were retrieving a basketball on a frozen lake in Wild Acres Park when the ice gave way about 50 feet from shore.

It took rescuers an hour to reach the boys, after a third boy called for help. That third boy had also wandered onto the ice, but not as far.

The boys, both about 15 years old, were taken to a hospital with hypothermia.

Overland Police Chief Jim Herron says a detective at the hospital reports the boys were conscious and alert.