A teenage boy got stuck on ice on a river in Kings County, P.E.I., Monday.

The boy, 15, had made his way to an ice pan, or floating chunk of ice, but got stuck on Seal River late afternoon.

The Kings County RCMP, Cardigan Volunteer Fire Department and Island EMS responded to a 911 call for help. Ten rescuers were quickly at the river. 

The Seal River is a tributary of the Cardigan River. 

“The Cardigan Volunteer Fire Department, first on scene, used their rescue boat to reach the youth,” said RCMP Cst. Stephen Duggan.

The boy was stuck for 30 minutes.

The RCMP said it was a good reminder to avoid playing on or near loose ice. If the boy had fallen into the sub-zero river, he could have caught hypothermia and died, police said.