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Caught on Camera: Man rescued after falling through ice

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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.  

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