A detective in Russia's Far East saved two teenagers from drowning after the pair fell into a frozen lake, the Primorye region's police department said.
This past weekend Roman Bugrimov saw two teenage boys fall throw a thin layer of ice on Lake Solenoye near the city of Nakhodka and ran to their rescue while calling for emergency services. The detective managed to lift the boys out of the frozen lake before an ambulance arrived on the scene.
All schools in the city of Nakhodka will now be organizing activities to promote water safety among their students.
In the first half of 2013, 550 people drowned in Russia, seven percent of whom were children, RIA Novosti reported.