Ice Safety 20 Feb 13

It’s been a tragic winter on the ice across Minnesota.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, so far, five people have died after falling thru the ice, with a sixth person missing and presumed drowned.

DNR boat and water safety specialist Kara (care-ah) Owens says this winter is on track to be the deadliest on the ice in Minnesota in six years.

Owens says there could be several reasons why so many people have died this year. It could be that there are more people out on the ice because we have had a cooler winter and more snow. But the bottom line is it’s crucial that people do not let their guard down and know ice is never 100-percent safe.

Owens says for more information on ice safety go to the DNR’s website at www.mndnr.gov/safety/ice.