With 18 ice-related deaths in the state of Wisconsin this season and a recent death of a Beloit man, the Rock County Coroner's Office is sharing some tips to keep safe on the ice.
The following information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is a good reminder of what weight can be supported on certain amounts of ice.
For new, clear ice ONLY, double the amounts below for white ice (snow ice):
If you fall through the ice, the office recommends the following tips:
If you see someone in need of assistance, call 911 and resist the urge to run to the edge of the hole, because that could possibly put you at risk.
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