Person who fell through ice in Springfield made it out safely

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – A person fell through the ice at Venture Pond Tuesday afternoon but was able to get out safely.

Springfield Fire Captain Brian Tetrault told 22News a resident called 911 after a person they had seen out on the ice was not there anymore.

Springfield Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi told 22News, a hole was found in the ice and that hockey gear was found near the hole.

Calvi said the dive team went to check under the ice to see if someone fell through, but didn’t see anything. Shortly after, someone called the fire department and said they fell through the ice but were able to get themselves out of the ice. He had left his hockey equipment by the hole after falling through.

Massachusetts State Police helicopter was called to the area to help search. The area is all clear now.

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22News has a crew at the pond and will continue to update you as soon as more information becomes available.

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