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Man rescued after falling through ice at Radley Lakes

A man has been rescued after falling through the ice of an Oxfordshire lake while trying to rescue his dog.

The man's daughter raised the alarm after he fell in about 40m (130ft) from the bank at Radley Lakes near Abingdon.

Fire and rescue crews were called and used throw lines and inflation equipment to pull him from the water.

The 43-year-old was given first aid and treated at the scene for shock and severe hypothermia. The dog was unhurt, a spokeswoman said.

It happened at about 1630 GMT and a passer-by helped crews to locate the man.

Nick Bourke, station manager at Abingdon Fire Station, said: "The timely response from the initial crew almost certainly saved this man's life and I would like to remind people of the extreme danger of playing or attempting to walk on frozen ponds or lakes."

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