Regina Fire & Protective Services cautions about thin ice
Last night, Regina Fire & Protective Services responded to a call to rescue a resident who had fallen through thin ice on a lake in Regina’s north end. Although the weather has taken a frigid cold turn, the ice that has formed on Regina’s water surfaces is still very thin.
Residents are reminded to stay away from all bodies of water, including Wascana Lake and creek, storm channels and detention ponds in residential neighbourhoods.
Throughout the winter season, do not walk, ski, skate or play on any body of water. Parents and guardians are asked to take a few moments to talk with children about this important safety rule.
It is also suggested dogs are kept on leashes when close to bodies of water. If a pet breaks through the ice, do not attempt to rescue it as you will be putting yourself in serious danger.
If you see anyone, particularly children, close to thin ice, call Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500.
In an emergency involving people or pets, call 9-1-1.