Cory Hemberger, 16, said he was playing hockey on a frozen pond around 5pm on Sunday with his friend Shawn Miller.
They were getting ready to go home when they heard screams for help. The teenagers saw a 13-year-old boy who had fallen through the ice into frigid waters and his friends were trying to reach him.
“He was screaming for help. His friend tried to help him and he ended up going with him,” recalls Cory.
Cory said something telling him to go help and he lunged towards the two with his hockey stick.
“I’m in the moment,” Cory said.
Shawn’s father, Tim Miller, said he was sitting in his truck nearby when he heard every noise.
“I jumped out of the truck and started running down the trail and calling 911 as I was going,” Tim said.
Cory decided to use his hockey stick to try to reach the pair but then heard a noise.
Cory said: “Just as I was on the edge with my stick, I could hear the rock breaking so I said, ‘Okay, we have to do this fast so I don’t fall. “.
Cory was able to rescue the boy and his friends. Once out of the frigid waters, they shivered and shivered but refused medical attention.
Cory’s mother, Lisa Hemberger, didn’t know the extent of what happened until the next day when she saw a post on Facebook.
“”All superheroes don’t wear caps, some play ice hockey,” said Lisa. “I’m like, ‘Oh, my kids play ice hockey, let me look at it. .'”
She quickly recognized the message posted by the mother of one of the boys Cory had saved.
Lisa reached out to the mother to say that it was her son Cory who rescued the boys.
“She just wanted to thank me for his heroic efforts, and that her son is okay, and without Cory there, she doesn’t know what would have happened,” Lisa said.
The mother wanted to know if she could buy something for Cory to say thank you.
“I said, ‘I don’t need anything,'” Cory said. “Because I know if I was in that situation, I’d want someone to help me too.”
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https://abc13.com/teen-uses-hockey-stick-ice-rescue-pennsylvania-pa-news/11523355/ Cory Hemberger, 16, uses a hockey stick to rescue two other boys who fell into an icy lake in Pennsylvania