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Deadly risk awaits anyone on winter ice: fire chief

Jan. 6, 2011, St. Catharines, Ont. - It might be cold and the ice could appear safe on the surface, but venture onto local lakes or ponds at this time of year and you're skating on thin ice. "Be very careful, I can't stress that enough. Once you break through, it's almost impossible to get out," said St. Catharines fire Chief Mark Mehlenbacher. The St. Catharines Standard reports.

January 6, 2011  By The St. Catharines Standard


Jan. 6, 2011, St. Catharines, Ont. – It might be cold and the ice could appear safe on
the surface, but venture onto local lakes or ponds at this time of year
and you're skating on thin ice. "Be very careful, I can't stress
that enough. Once you break through, it's almost impossible to get out,"
said St. Catharines fire Chief Mark Mehlenbacher. The St. Catharines Standard reports. | READ MORE


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