Willowmere Circle resident Paul Palmer, 89, said he warned the boys to get off the ice when he spied them walking around the pond. He said the boys ignored his warning.
“It’s beautiful ice skating when it’s right, but we’ve only had one night of real cold,” said Palmer, who is a former Sound Beach fire chief.
When he saw the boys fall into the pond, Palmer said he called 911.
“I knew something was going to happen, so I kept my eye on them,” he said.
Over the years, Palmer said he’s pulled numerous people and pets there who’ve fallen through thin ice.
“I’ve pulled four people out,” he said. “I pulled two boys out one day. I pulled my cousin out one day. You won’t believe how many dogs I’ve pulled out.”
Mr. Palmer is the class act of Riverside; always has been. Great guy.
UPDATE: Greenwich Patch adds this touch – when Paul Palmer warned them of their danger, they boys shouted at him to “mind your own business.” Nice kids. Parents? Send the kids over to thank Mr. Palmer and to apologize?
UPDATE II: What’s I tell you? The brats are Country Day students. I chose the illustration and supplied the caption based on a general suspicion but ….