Three Cambuslang school boys rescued after trapped on icy pond

This is the moment three schoolboys were rescued by firefighters after being trapped on a tiny island surrounded by icy water.

Three schoolboys were rescued by firefighters after being trapped on a tiny island surrounded by icy water. Picture: SWNS

The emergency services were called to a pond in Holmhills Wood Community Park in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, after the boys got stuck.

The youngsters were thrown an inflatable path by firefighters and then managed to crawl onto dry land shortly after 2.20pm on Monday.

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The boys were later checked over by paramedics.

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A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 2.22pm on Monday to reports of youths trapped on ice in Cambuslang.

“Operations control Immediately mobilised water rescue resources to the scene at Holmhills Park.

“Firefighters used an inflatable rescue path to bring three youths to safety from a small island on the iced pond.

“They were checked over at the scene by ambulance personnel but did not require hospital treatment.

“Crews left the scene at 4.54pm after ensuring the area was made safe.”