The incident occurred in the city of Hamburg on Monday night. The 24-year-old father was walking near the Lohmühle Pond at around 10:30pm when he was confronted by two dark-haired men speaking a foreign language.
The attackers demanded the father hand over his money and phone. Protesting that he didn’t have either, the father was then viciously stabbed by the attackers as he attempted to flee with his daughter.
The father was forced to jump into the freezing pond which was partially covered with ice. His cries for help alerted local residents who called the police.
Rescuers pulled the pair from the lake to shore and had to revive the baby, which was subsequently taken to the University Hospital Eppendorf intensive care unit. The father suffered from hypothermia and multiple stab wounds.
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