Danger: Thin Ice
Image Thin ice – Uploaded by grahamc99

This time last year, we’d be skating the river trail or warming up with a hot chocolate. But instead we’ve been blessed with some amazing weather and sipping on Slurpees.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service reminds everyone to be cautious around ice-covered bodies of water including rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and ditches.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service received nearly 100 water and ice safety calls in 2011, and initiated full search and rescue efforts for 30 of those calls.

Be safe Winnipeg!