Anglers, others cautioned about ice conditions

Police are cautioning ice anglers to be on the lookout for poor ice conditions as spring weather conditions arrive.

Central Hastings OPP cautioned three Peterborough men about dangerous conditions Thursday in relation to ice fishing on Moira Lake, south of Madoc with the ice thin and open water nearby.

That led police to issue a warning about the current risks associated with ice fishing in warm temperatures. Police said ice fishing, walking and cross country skiing, all require at least 10 centimetres of new clear hard ice for one person.

One snowmobile or one all-terrain vehicle requires at least 12 cm of new clear hard ice and a vehicle, car or small pick-up, all require at least 20-30 cm of new clear hard ice while one vehicle, medium truck requires at least 30-38 cm of new clear hard ice.

Police advice people to always check the ice in several places before travelling onto it, to wear a floatation suit and to carry ice picks.

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