Greeley Co. Nov 28 2010 An off-duty Colorado State Trooper risked his own life to save a 10-year-old boy that had fallen through thin-ice near the Greeley Family FunPlex in northern Colorado.
It happened Saturday afternoon. Trooper Dan Haley was with his family at the FunPlex when he noticed some children playing on thin ice. Brenndan Daviet, age 10, of Greeley, broke through the ice, and was submerged in the near freezing water.
When Trooper Haley ran toward the child, the ice broke under him. He was able to take hold of the young boy and attempted to get to the shore.
He was able to push the boy onto the ice, but was unable to get out of the water himself. When they got to the shore, the boy and the trooper were pulled from the water.
Both were transported to the Northern Colorado Medical Center, where they were released after being treated for hypothermia.
Trooper Dan Haley is a 3 year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol and is currently assigned to the Homeland Security Section.