Police and Search and rescue issue thin ice warning
Winter has arrived early in Labrador West and already a few snowmobiles have been seen out and about.
That’s a concern for police and Ground Search and Rescue, as small lakes and some bodies of water have started to freeze over. They have issued an advisory that despite the appearances, there is no ice at this time that is safe enough to go on.
They also encourage parents to speak with their children that it’s not always easy to detect thin ice, and looks can sometimes be deceiving. They also say that open water or thin ice may not be visible under snow.
In previous years police have received reports of people riding snowmobiles over water and thin ice. A practice that is discouraged, and extremely dangerous.
Police and search and rescue are warning that lakes and areas of water like this in Labrador City are not safe. Thin ice and open water can be hard to detect especially under snow.