Be wary of thin ice

0 Police, OFSC asking people to make sure before venturing onto frozen lakes and rivers
January 5, 2015 at 11:49 am  •  Posted in News by  •  0 Comments

With the frigid temperatures, ice is forming on area lakes and rivers, but the OPP and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs are asking people to be extra careful before venturing onto the ice.

Two snowmobiles have fallen through the ice since the beginning of the New Year and officials want people to remember that no ice can be considered 100% safe.

In the case of the two crashes through the ice, both drivers and two passengers made it out safely. But that is not often the case.

As ice is forming it appears safe, but it may not yet be thick or strong enough to support much weight.

Police are asking people that if you do want to venture out, be aware of the possible dangers. And if in doubt, don’t go out!

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