Warm and windy conditions are hitting the Front Range which quickly deteriorates ice. As new forecasted snowfall arrives it will provide cover to hazardous ice making it difficult to determine ice thickness, cracks and conditions.
The following ice safety tips can prevent a mistake from becoming fatal:
--Never go alone --Always wear a life jacket --Bring a safety kit that includes: ice pick, rope, and a whistle --Keep your pets on a leash --If you see someone fall through, do not attempt a rescue if they cannot be reached from shore
Remember Reach, Throw, and Go: If you cannot reach them from shore, throw a floatation device or rope. If you still cant help them, go for help or call 911.
For more information concerning ice safety please visit Colorado Parks and Wildlifes Ice Safety Link http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/SurvivalIceSafety.aspx.
For more information about Colorado Parks and Wildlife go to: http://cpw.state.co.us.