Firefighters had to cut through the ice in order to get their boats on the water for the rescue effort.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

INDIANA COUNTY (KDKA) – Two people were reduced from the icy, cold Conemaugh River in Indiana County on Wednesday night.

The duo was kayaking near the Aultman Run Boat Launch when they got into a spot of trouble.

One of the kayakers was able to escape the water and ended up clinging to a tree.

Firefighters had to break through the ice to get their boats on the water in their rescue effort.