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First responders rescued a woman who plunged into the icy waters of Mountain Lake Wednesday afternoon while ice skating, police said.
First responders rescued a woman who plunged into the icy waters of Mountain Lake Wednesday afternoon while ice skating, police said.

First responders saved a woman who plunged into icy waters Wednesday afternoon while skating, authorities said.

The woman fell through the ice at 2:32 p.m., officials said. She was about 25 yards away from shore, but Mountain Lakes firefighter Lt. Brian Caine was able to rescue her and bring her to shore, Lt. Matt DeSantis with the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department said.

The woman was in the water for about six minutes, and was taken to a local hospital for observation, he said.

Firefighters and police officers from Mountain Lakes, Boonton Township, Boonton, Parsippany and the Morris County Ice Task Force responded to Lake Drive to the report of a woman falling through the ice on Mountain Lake, he said.

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