A brave young boy died trying to save a friend who plunged through the thin ice covering a pond in Queens Tuesday afternoon.
Anthony Perez was hanging out with a 12-year-old boy at Strack Pond in Forest Park when his older friend walked too far out on the frozen-over water and fell in shortly before 4 p.m., police sources said.
Anthony, standing by the side of the pond, rushed in to pull his friend to safety. But then he couldn’t get back out of the frigid water, police sources said.
The older boy, who lives nearby, rushed to his apartment to get help, but Anthony was submerged for about a half-hour, police and FDNY sources said.