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Girl dies, boy injured after falling through icy lake in Ohio; officer also dies

A 16-year-old lady died and a teenage boy was injured after they fell by an icy lake in Ohio, officers stated. Jason Lagore, an Ohio Pure Sources Division police officer who responded to the decision at Rocky Fork State Park in Hillsboro, additionally died after he suffered a medical emergency, authorities stated.

Lagore grew to become unwell shortly after he responded to the incident, which was reported round 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities stated it occurred at a non-public dock down a steep incline on the north facet of Rocky Fork Lake on the 2,080-acre park in Highland County

The 13-year-old boy tried unsuccessfully to find the lady earlier than he freed himself from the ice and water, authorities stated. The boy was taken to a hospital for remedy of hypothermia, however additional particulars on his situation haven’t been launched.

It took greater than 4 hours earlier than emergency crews discovered the lady, who had been trapped beneath the ice, officers stated. She was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Authorities haven’t launched the names of the teenagers or stated in the event that they have been associated.

Lagore, a married father with two younger sons, was a 15-year-veteran of the power and was answerable for its first canine coaching academy, the Ohio Division of Pure Sources stated on Fb.

Thanks for the outpouring of assist for Officer Jason Lagore, his household, and his fellow officers at the moment.

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Posted by Ohio Division of Pure Sources on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

“Please maintain Officer Lagore and his household in your prayers,” the division stated.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at public buildings in Highland County and others in Columbus to honor Lagore.  

The Highland County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Ohio Division of Pure Sources have been investigating the incident.

In the same incident, two males have been rescued after they fell by ice in Tipp Metropolis round 10 a.m. Wednesday. The lads have been within the water for at the very least quarter-hour earlier than emergency responders acquired them to security, authorities stated.

Each males have been taken to a hospital, however their names and additional particulars on their circumstances weren’t instantly launched. No different accidents have been reported within the incident.

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