Po­lice and Search and res­cue is­sue thin ice warn­ing

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - News - BY MIKE POWER

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.

MIKE POWER — SPE­CIAL TO THE AURORA

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.

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