The 16-year-old girl saved her brother and drowned under ice in Ohio State Park
HILLSBORO, Ohio – A 16-year-old girl saved her brother’s life Tuesday night after the couple fell through the ice that covered Rocky Fork Lake east of Cincinnati, Ohio. Tragically, rescue workers couldn’t save hers.
The 13-year-old boy was cold and called for help when a construction worker found him around 6:30 p.m. EST, according to Lt. Branden Jackman of the Paint Creek Joint EMS and Fire District.
His department responded, flanked by crews from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and diving teams trained to conduct under-ice rescue operations.
They found the girl’s body around 11 p.m. EST, Jackman said.
The boy was hospitalized at the Highland District Hospital with hypothermia.
“In hindsight, it turns out she got him out before she succumbed,” Jackman said …