- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

HANSON, Mass. (AP) - Firefighters rescued two men whose boat capsized in an icy pond in Massachusetts late on New Year’s Eve.

Firefighters responded to Maquan Pond in Hanson after receiving a report of people yelling near the water shortly after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Hanson Fire Chief Jerome Thompson.

The men were about 100 yards offshore, holding on to the capsized boat, Thompson said. Firefighters in survival suits used an ice rescue sled to pull the men ashore. Both men were taken to a local hospital to be treated for exposure.

Thompson said it was a difficult rescue because of the combination of ice and open water.

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