Thin Ice Rescue Includes 1-800-PREPARE

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Three fisherman were rescued off of thin ice yesterday in Somers, New York. They proved once again that walking on thin ice is no joke. First responders on the scene included Paul Faust, one of the founders of 1800-PREPARE. It’s just one example of how it always pays to be prepared to deal with emergencies. The three men were still standing on the ice when the rescuers arrived, but fell through the thin ice during the rescue. Help arrived after the men were heard yelling for help.

We wrote about the dangers of thin ice just a couple of weeks ago. In general, March is too late to be venturing out on the ice. The exception would be northern areas where there’s a deep freeze. Even there, it’s best to ask locally about the conditions.

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