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Officials: 8-year-old boy died after falling through ice

Salisbury officials say an 8-year-old boy died in the hospital Sunday afternoon after falling through the ice of a Rowan County pond.

The drowning call came in at 2:38 p.m. According to Salisbury police, three boys were playing near the pond at Hurley Park when a boy walked out onto the icy lake and the ice broke.

Authorities say he was under water for about 10 minutes before being pulled out by firefighters in a raft.

The boy was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center to be treated, but passed away just after 4 p.m.

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