Feb 18, 2016 3:43 PM
2 teens rescued after their snowmobiles break through lake ice in Pittsburg
PITTSBURG - Two teens from Massachusetts had to be rescued after their snowmobiles broke through the ice on First Connecticut Lake.
Conservation officers got a call around 1 p.m. on Wednesday and found the snowmobiles submerged but the teens standing on the seats -- apparently a layer of ice underneath the first continued to support the machines.
Jacob Brent and Victoria Holbrook, both 17, of Amesbury, were rescued from where they were stranded about 500 feet from the shore. In addition, the snowmobiles were removed from the water.
The teens had been riding behind Jeffrey Holbrook, 53, also of Amesbury, who was leading the group of three when he hit the thin ice. He was able to get across safely but saw the two behind him had broken through. He immediately left and called 911.
The Fish and Game Department said winter sports enthusiasts should recognize that this winter's weather has created some unusual and risky ice conditions even in the northern part of the state.