Boy, 6, Hospitalized After Falling Into Icy Pond


UPDATED: Thursday March 4, 2010 7:30 AM

A 6-year-old boy remained hospitalized Monday after falling through the ice at a pond in rural Hocking County.

Officials at Nationwide Children's Hospital have not provided an update on the condition of Alexander Hanson Cyrus since he was airlifted there on Sunday, 10TV's Lindsey Seavert reported.

Cyrus, of Pataskala, was at his cousin's birthday party at a home on Union Road, located near Laurelville, when he and another boy ventured outside and onto an ice-covered pond.

That's when the ice broke and the boys fell into the water.

People attending the party jumped into the pond but were not able to reach Cyrus.  The other boy managed to escape without being injured.

Firefighter dive teams arrived at the scene and pulled Cyrus from the water, but not after he spent several minutes in the water.

"He was in the water roughly an hour," said Salt Creek-Tarlton Fire Department Capt. Troy Hayes.  "It's one of those things where you keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best."

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