Stranded Ice Trekkers Rescued from Carnegie

February 16, 1994 (~estimated)

Stranded Ice Trekkers Rescued from Carnegie

In spite of the red flags signifying that the ice was unsafe, on Sunday at approximately 12:30, Gerson and Denise Ludwig and their two daughters Cristina, 11, and Clarissa, 7, went for a walk on Carnegie Lake.

The residents of Princeton University’s Magie Apartments walked across the ice to a small island southeast of the Washington Road bridge, and then decided that the ice was too thin for them to risk walking back.

Another resident of the Magie Apartments heard their cries for help, and alerted the Department of Public Safety, who in turn, notified the police. Trucks from the Princeton First Aid Squad and the Princeton Hook and Ladder Company were dispatched to the scene, and approached the island from the south side of the Lake.

Members of the First Aid Squad laid ladders across the 30 feet separating the island from the shore, and the Ludwig family walked to safety.

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