It seems inconceivable that in this day and age people continue to drive vehicles out on unsafe ice conditions.
Perhaps it is time people realize that just because a lake is covered with ice doesn't mean it is safe to drive on it.
The officers could have averted a serious incident if they had assessed the ice conditions before driving out on Sevena Lake to check fishing licenses. An ice auger may cost a lot up front, but it can pay big dividends when it saves lives, vehicles and equipment.
Having lived around lakes all my life, I prefer at least 12 inches of solid ice under me before I dare venture out on frozen lakes in a vehicle.
"... And ye shall not venture on thin ice lest you are consumed by thirst."
Bill Twohy, Sterling
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