NATICK, Mass. --
Firefighters and other rescuers acted quickly Saturday to rescue two boys who fell into an icy pond in Natick.
NewsCenter 5's Jim Morelli reported that, according to a witness, the boys, 15 and 16, were crossing the pond by foot at about 1:20 p.m. when they fell through the ice.
They reportedly managed to hoist themselves out of the water and crawl to the shoreline, where they waited for help.
Firefighters arrived quickly to the scene, but had to wade through waist-deep water to reach the boys, who were suffering from hypothermia, according to Natick Fire Department officials.
Firefighters who first reached the scene covered the boys in their own rescue suits and waited for assistance to reach the pond, located along a remote edge of the woods.
Emergency crews transported the boys to MetroWest Leonard Morse hospital, where they were being treated Saturday. They were not seriously injured in the incident, according to officials.
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