WESTMINSTER -- A mannequin was rescued from the frozen surface of Round Meadow Pond Wednesday after several calls made to the police by concerned residents.
The dummy, which had been dressed up as a skier and left out on the pond as part of an "Ice Out" fundraiser for the Westminster Historical Society, had to be rescued after many motorists called police thinking it was an actual skier unconscious on the ice.
According to a Police Department Facebook post, they received several calls of a "person laying on the ice" at about 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
"We responded to the area and found this laying in the snow on the ice upon walking out on the ice to check on the "person," the post read.
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Historical Society member Nadine Leger said in an email to the Sentinel & Enterprise that the society had "hit a snag in our event and are trying to figure out our next step."
Attempts to contact the society to determine when, or if, it will make another attempt to hold the contest were unsuccessful.