A BOY fell through ice in Queen's Park sparking a police response to get people off the frozen pond. 

Police chased revellers off the pond after the incident this afternoon. 

An eyewitness said that the boy was "not hurt, just soaked".

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Glasgow Times:

Figure skaters and ice hockey enthusiasts are among those who have delighted in the icy pond the past few days, which has until now remained solid. 

A police spokeswoman said: "Officers in Glasgow were made aware of a 12-year-old boy who had fallen into the water at Queen's Park pond on Tuesday, 5 January.

"He did not require medical treatment. Members of the public were asked to come off the pond as a result. 

"Officers have had a visible presence in the park today to remind the public of the dangers that can be posed by walking on ice and frozen ponds."

Police were called to an instance of people skating on the pond on Saturday and the group was dispersed. 

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Earlier this winter, Police Scotland's chief superintendent David Duncan, encouraged people to stay safe near waterways.

Glasgow Times:

He said: "Winter, and the festive period, brings increased demands on all the emergency services, and the partner organisations which work alongside the blue light services.

"With the current restrictions on travel and socialising as a result of coronavirus, more people may be out walking in their local areas than might usually be, as well as exploring new locations. 

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Glasgow Times:

“The best advice is to avoid open water, be it frozen or not, and don't put yourself, your children or your pets at risk. It's impossible to tell how thick ice is at a glance, and water temperatures beneath broken ice can quickly make someone hypothermic. Please, stay safe near water this winter."