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Ice rescue caught on tape

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New video captures intense moments as a man plunged into a frozen lake Christmas Day in California.

Officials say a man had been sledding when he went through the ice into the frigid waters below.

Another man was driving by and caught it all on camera as person after person tried to help him but ended up falling into the icy water themselves!

"It was hard to watch. It really was," says Mickey Herman. "We saw that guy go under three times, and the third time we didn't think he was coming back up."

Eventually a passer-by tossed out a rope to the people who had fallen in the icy water, but it wasn't long enough. More people added cargo straps to the rope and tossed inner tubes to the struggling swimmers. After several minutes, everyone was rescued.

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