A 5-year-old child and the child’s father were pulled from the frigid water of Cherry Creek in Denver on Wednesday and both have been taken to local hospitals.
A 911 call was made at about 4:15 p.m. and the Denver Fire Department responded to Hentzell Park, 2900 S. Chester Court, said Captain Greg Pixley, a department spokesman.
The pair were pulled from water just off of the High Line Canal Trail, Pixley said. The child was taken to Children’s Hospital Colorado and the father to Swedish Medical Center.
“Both were in the water” when emergency responders arrived and “both needed medical treatment,” Pixley said.
With dramatically fluctuating weather in the metro area, with below freezing temperatures at night and mild temperatures during the day, people should not venture onto ice, Pixley said.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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