FRANKLIN, N.C. (AP) - Two North Carolina teens are recovering after falling into an icy lake in rural Macon County.
Multiple media outlets report the teens fell through the ice about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday as they walked across a lake they thought was frozen.
Franklin Fire and Rescue says Spencer Caffee and Zachary Rankin were in the water for about 10 minutes.
Officials say two people driving by saw the teens' heads in the water and stopped. They used a rope to pull them about 40 feet to shore.
The teens were taken to a local hospital, where they were treated for hypothermia and released.
Franklin is in the Nantahala National Forest, about 70 miles southwest of Asheville.