Good Samaritans Rescue 2 Teens, 1 Infant From Icy Water

| by Emily Smith
Truck Sinking Into Water in WisconsinTruck Sinking Into Water in Wisconsin

Two teenagers and an infant were rescued near the town of Apple River, Wisconsin, by good Samaritans after the teens' vehicle slid off the road and broke past the ice.

Nycole Stream, 19, was driving at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 23 when she lost control of her truck and landed in the Apple River's icy water, reports KARE. Krystyna Walenczak, 16, and Nycole's 5-month-old son, Ayidden Stream, were also in the car.

Terry and Pamela Blegen were driving past when they reportedly saw the truck crash into the water and float upside down.

Terry immediately went into the water as Pamela called 911, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. As the vehicle began to sink, it turned on the driver’s side and left the passenger window exposed, which had been broken upon crash landing, reports KMSP.

By that time, 40-year-old Thomas Cole and 46-year-old Shawn Spafford had also stopped to help. Both men joined Terry in successfully rescuing Nycole and Walenczak.

The men continued to search for the infant and eventually found him. Although he was initially unresponsive, first aid responders were able to revive him.

All three were transported to Amery Hospital, and the infant was later moved to Children’s Hospital in St. Paul. According to the boy’s mother, Nycole, he is now safe at home.

All three survived the crash without any major injuries. 

Sources: KARE 11, KMSP / Photo credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office via KARE 11