DNR reminds parents of ice danger to children

With Thanksgiving this week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning parents to keep an eye on their children as they visit friends and family who live near a pond or other body of water where only a thin coating of ice may have formed.

Last winter season (November to April), six people died after falling through the ice.

“Kids are adventurous and want to go out and play while mom and dad are cooking or visiting with friends,” said Kara Owens, DNR boating and water safety specialist. “Right now, a thin coating of ice has formed on many lakes and ponds. An inch or two of ice is not safe.”

Children should not go out on the ice without adult supervision, even when conditions improve, she added.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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