LETHBRIDGE, AB – A youth is fortunately okay after busting through ice and falling into the cold water on a north side lake.

It happened Friday afternoon at Legacy Park.

Police and Lethbridge Fire/EMS both responded.

LPS say the young person was rescued from the water by friends who tied their shirts together to use as a rope.

People are being asked to stay off all ice on lakes around the city as conditions are very unsafe.

The young person was treated by EMS at the scene and did not suffer any major injuries and was turned over to family.