Nearly a dozen people rescued from icy CA lake

December 29, 2012 9:18:59 PM PST
A scary slip on thin ice led to chain reaction panic in California, with close to a dozen people falling through the ice.

The desperate cries for help began when one man on a sledding excursion in California fell through the ice.

Others frantically tried to rescue him, but one-by-one they plunged into the icy water themselves.

Within five minutes from the first crack, nearly a dozen people were fighting for their lives.

It took close to ten minutes, but bystanders helped pull everyone to shore. Fortunately, they are all okay.