Winnipeg First Responders Warning People to Stay off the Water

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Sunday, March 24, 2019
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First responders in Winnipeg are asking people to stay away from frozen waterways.

As is typical with a Winnipeg winter, it was long and cold.

However, as we approach the spring thaw, the ice has become much less thick.

Last year, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to 150 water and ice rescue calls.

Officials are also asking people that if they see someone in the water in distress call 911 instead of trying to rescue the person or animal.

If you fall through ice, try and find a solid portion of ice, pull yourself up while staying as horizontal as possible. Kick your legs to push yourself out of the water. Once you're entirely on the ice, roll away.

The Team

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