Last week a 68-year-old man fell through the ice while skating at Spy Pond. He was rescued and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

But what exactly goes into the process of saving someone in that same predicament this time of year?

APN’s Brenda Mahoney learned first hand the vigorous training exercise these brave rescuers undergo. And when they were inviting so-called “victims” to rescue, she found herself jumping in.