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    Don’t go out on ice, Boston Fire spokesman says after scare on pond

    Boston Police on a pontoon raft searched Jamica Pond in response to a report that an individual had fallen through the ice.
    David L Ryan/Globe Staff
    Boston Police on a pontoon raft searched Jamica Pond in response to a report that an individual had fallen through the ice.

    Boston police and fire officials responded to a report of an unattended bike and footprints in the snow near Jamaica Pond Friday morning, officials said.

    Police and fire officials arrived at the scene at 8:30 a.m. and investigated out on the ice to see if anyone had fallen through the frozen pond, said Steve MacDonald, a spokesman for the Boston Fire Department. They didn’t find any signs of someone in the water.

    Officials quickly located the bike owner shortly after, using contact information written on the bike, he said. While no injuries were reported, MacDonald used this incident as a cautionary tale to the Boston public.

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    “The significant thing is that people shouldn’t be on the ice at all, especially with the couple of warm days,” MacDonald said. “That includes owners that let their pets on the ice. The message is to stay away from the ice because it cannot support anyone.”

    Boston Police on a pontoon raft searched Jamica Pond.
    David L Ryan/Globe Staff
    Boston Police on a pontoon raft searched Jamica Pond.

    Elise Takahama can be reached at elise.takahama@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @elisetakahama.