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Three fall through ice in Foxborough

Foxborough firefighters rescued two men who fell through the partially-frozen Neponset Reservoir while trying to ice fish and the woman who tried to help, authorities said.

About 3:50 p.m., the woman called 911 then walked on to the ice, trying to rescue the men, said Fire Captain Thomas Buckley. She too fell through the thin ice but was able to climb out by herself, Buckley said.

Firefighters wearing ice suits used a sled to bring the men ashore one at a time, he said.

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“They were in the water for at least 15 minutes,” Buckley said. “So they were both conscious, but they were extremely cold.”

The 41-year-old man was taken by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston; while the 60-year-old was brought to Norwood Hospital. The woman declined treatment.

Buckely declined to name the three victims and said he did not know why the men were ice fishing.

The National Weather Service recorded a high of 44 degrees in the area Sunday.

“This is not the time to be out on the ice at all, skating, fishing, anything,” Buckley said. Anyone who sees a person or pet fall through the ice should call 911, he said.

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