LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Three 14-year-old boys have been rescued after falling through the ice at Lake Sainte Louise Monday morning.
It happened shortly before noon near the Lake St. Louis Community Association at 100 Cognac. One of the workers at the community association says he saw the boys walking on the ice and told them to get off. They began to run toward their homes when the worker saw them fall through.
Lake St. Louis Fire Chief Chris Fay says when firefighters arrived, one of the boys was near the shore almost out of the water, another was holding onto the ice, and the third was under water.
Firefighters say they were able to quickly rescue the boy who was holding onto the ice.
They were able to rescue the third boy from the water, but estimate he was under for 13 to 15 minutes. They say he did not have a pulse, but EMS workers were able to regain "some signs of life." He was taken to St. Joe's West in Lake St. Louis and will soon be transported to one of St. Louis' children's hospitals.
On Tuesday morning the teen's family released the following statement:
"We are trusting in God for healing and have seen the power of prayer. We continue to ask for prayers for our son."
The two other boys were taken to the hospital with signs of hypothermia.