Michael Poland, 18, also spent a night in jail over the weekend following the rescue that was witnessed by dozens of spectators along the riverbank in downtown Fairbanks.
The Fairbanks (Alaska) News-Miner said Poland was among a group of people seen jumping on the ice Friday night. The section he was standing on broke away and began drifting downstream.
Poland, dressed in jeans and a short-sleeved shirt, had to brought to shore by two firefighters in a rescue raft. He was handcuffed and hauled off to jail as soon as he was on shore.
Police said along with disorderly conduct, Poland was charged with creating a hazardous situation for the two firefighters.