STOCKTON (CBS13) — Stockton firefighters came to the rescue after a girl’s brand new hoverboard rolled into a lake the day after Christmas.
The fire department says 11-year-old Izabella slipped off her board while riding around the lake behind Station 6 in Victory Park last Saturday.
Unable to retrieve the hoverboard herself, Izabella, who’s normally very shy, approached the fire station and asked for help. On their first attempt, the firefighters were unable to locate the board in the murky water, but that didn’t stop them from going back in drysuits, the department said.
Eventually, Company 6 found the board and brought it back to the station where they took it apart and placed the electrical parts in rice. Despite their efforts, the fire department said the crew was not able to repair the board. So they did the next best thing.
Riding on one of their trucks, the firefighters helped Santa deliver a new board to Izabella.
The Day after Christmas Izabella was riding her new Hoverboard around the lake behind Station 6 in Victory Park. Unfortunately she slipped off the board & it rolled into the lake. There was a knock on the Station door and there she stood with big tears & a very sad face! (1/4) pic.twitter.com/iAutN3oM7T
— Stockton Fire (@stocktonfire) December 30, 2020
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