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A 19-year-old man froze to death after falling through the ice into a pond in Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 24.

Prince William County Fire and Rescue officials received a call on Saturday, Christmas eve for an adult male who fell through the ice of a pond near the 6000 block of Erinblair Loop, in the Piedmont community in Haymarket of Prince William County. The officers responded to the scene and located the man in the pond, the Washington Post reported.

The man was immediately transported to a local hospital for emergency treatment. However, he was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the officers have not released the name of the individual. The officers revealed that preliminary investigation suggested that there are no indications of foul play. The investigation into the incident is currently ongoing.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a Brazilian tourist died after being crushed by a falling huge slab of ice in a cave in Ushuaia, Argentina on Wednesday, Nov. 2, as previously reported.

The tragic incident happened when a group of visitors entered the Jimbo Cave ("Cueva de Jimbo"), also known as the Ice Cave, in Valle de Andorra with the victim leading the walk. As they entered the cave, a huge block of ice broke loose from the top and fell on top of the individual who was leading the walk. The man was killed instantly.

Valle de Andorra is a natural formation located in an area of glaciers. However, access to this area is prohibited for the public due to the instability of rocks and ice fragments.

By the time the first responders arrived on foot following a six-mile hike, the tourist was already dead.

Jimbo Cave, which is only accessible by a long hike, is located in an area within the Tierra del Fuego National Park, located some 3,100 kilometers south of the Argentina capital.

Entry to the cave is prohibited and the park officials have warned visitors and residents of the dangers of entering the cave based on scientific studies that indicate that the cave is at risk of collapse.

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