TULSA - Updating the very latest on a child who fell through ice on Joe Creek Saturday afternoon in South Tulsa.
Tulsa police have told KRMG an unnamed six-year-old boy was later declared dead at the hospital.
Original: A six-year-old boy and his older brother fell through the ice on Joe Creek near 71st and Riverside Saturday afternoon, and it took nearly a half-hour to rescue the younger boy.
Tulsa Fire Department District Chief Dale Cooley told KRMG at the scene the younger boy did not regain consciousness, but was still alive when transported.
The older boy was taken in as a precaution, but was expected to be okay.
When emergency crews arrived on the scene, two adults were in the water as well, trying to find the young boy.
They were also taken to the hospital as a precaution.
It took police divers at least 20 minutes to find him, witnesses told KRMG at the scene.
"It seemed like hours... looking at the ice, it seemed like you were going through a whole day, " one girl said.
They said they knew the boys, that they were brothers, and that the older brother told them the pair had been sledding near the creek when they broke through the ice.
"He'll have to live with that the rest of his life," one young witness said.
Police have not released any names of the people involved.
Chief Cooley said people who live in Oklahoma need to understand how dangerous an iced-over creek or pond can be.
"It looks safe, it's tempting, but it's not. We need to keep people off the ice here in Oklahoma," he said.