Caught on Camera: Man rescued after falling through ice - WNEM TV 5

Caught on Camera: Man rescued after falling through ice

Posted: Updated:
ANCHORAGE, AK (CBS) -

A woman says she's going to have nightmares after walking out on thin ice to rescue an ice skater who fell through.

Video from 63-year-old Chris Hoskinson shows the rescue on Big Lake in Anchorage, Alaska on Sunday afternoon after emergency services arrived.

She said she'd heard someone calling for help and saw the man in the water, waving his arms.

"My biggest fear was that he was going to drown right in front of me and I knew I couldn't live with it. That's why I had to go out,” Hoskinson said.

The man is expected to make a full recovery.

Hoskinson said she hopes this serves as a warning to others to wait before they try to skate on the ice.  

Copyright 2016 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. 

Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.