Authorities in Fond du Lac are thanking a passer-by for rescuing two children who fell through the ice.
A call came in around 9 AM Sunday about two children trapped in a frozen pond on Fond du Lac’s south side. Responders were on their way when they learned a passer-by had entered the water to help rescue the children. When responders arrived, they found all three were out of the water. Paramedics and firefighters evaluated them and determined they did not need to go to the hospital. Fond du Lac Fire Rescue Lieutenant Curt Smits said quote “It could have been a very different outcome” if the citizen wasn’t passing by at the moment the children went into the pond.