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Forest Ranger Jason Scott instructs a crowd gathered to watch the drill on precautions they should take if they ever fall through the ice. (Photo/Pete Klein)

Connor Burgess and Paul Strain Jr. venture out on the frozen surface of Lake Abanakee to act as victims. With the temperature at two degrees and the lake solidly frozen, they had to jump up and down before they managed to break through the ice. (Photo/Pete Klein)

Connor Burgess and Paul Strain Jr. flounder in the icy waters of Lake Abanakee while two members of Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department carefully approach on hands and knees to pull them out. (Photo/Pete Klein)

Connor Burgess is transported across safe ice after being "rescued." Forest Ranger Jason Scott, left, instructs Connor and another member of the fire department on the importance of what they have just experienced and learned.
Those cold water rescue suits really work. Conner said he was warm all the time he was in the water. (Photo/Pete Klein)


Cold water rescue practiced

Friday, February 21, 2014 - Updated: 7:02 PM

Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps members participated in a cold water rescue drill on Lake Abanakee Monday morning, Feb. 17. It was the first of many activities to take place during Indian Lake's first annual SnoCade, a week-long celebration of winter activities.


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