2 Bronx men plunge through ice in Central Park pond

The 19- and 20-year-old men were rescued by a firefighter and cop, who also fell in the pond.

The 19- and 20-year-old men were rescued by a firefighter and cop, who also fell in the pond. (2/6/13)

THE BRONX - Two young men from The Bronx are recovering after taking a frigid plunge through the ice in a Central Park pond.

Officials say the 19- and 20-year-old men were standing in the center of the pond near 5th Avenue and 59th Street Tuesday afternoon when the ice broke.

One man was able to get himself out on his own, but the other had to be rescued by a firefighter and a police officer, who both fell into the water as well.

Both victims were treated for hypothermia, but will be OK. Their rescuers were treated for exposure.  

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