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1/15/2013 9:45:00 PM
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Safety reminder: Stay off the ice

Prescott Valley Police saw several elementary school students playing on the ice at the lakes at Mountain Valley Park early Friday and reminded them to avoid walking on ice on ponds and lakes.

The students were not far out on the ice when officers stopped them, but there was evidence that others may have gone farther before them, Sgt. Brandon Bonney said.

When officers told children of the dangers, the children were respectful, Bonney said.

Recent cold temperatures have led to a greater ice buildup on water, while some of the ice is thick, walking on it could lead to it breaking and should be avoided, Bonney said.

Cold water can lead to more dangerous drowning conditions and the possibility of being stuck under the ice without being able to find an opening.


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