Man Treated for Hypothermia After Falling Through Ice in Oxford

By Ari Mason
|  Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014  |  Updated 9:52 PM EDT
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Man Treated for Hypothermia After Falling Through Ice

A Naugatuck man is recovering from hypothermia after falling through the ice in Oxford this afternoon.

State police said 58-year-old Kenneth Wakeley fell into the water at the Naugatuck State Forest Reservoir off Old Litchfield Turnpike just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers arrived to find him clutching an ice fishing supply sled 50 feet from shore. He was submerged for 10 minutes before police were able to pull him out with a rope, police said.

Police said Wakeley had gone to the reservoir with his 12-year-old son.

He was treated at the scene for severe hypothermia.

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