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Contributed Brad Berning with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office helped "rescue" Echo Press reporter Celeste Beam from the frigid waters of Lake Darling last Friday.

Reporter falls through the ice: Dive team hones rescuing skills

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Inch by inch, step by baby little step, we moved closer and closer to the edge.

With every teeny-tiny step, the crackling and gurgling sounds coming from beneath our feet became more frequent and more frightening.


Until, SPLASH! Down we went, right through the thin ice into the frigid waters of Lake Darling.

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