Fatal reminder


Posted: Friday, March 24, 2006

As Mother Nature begins her ritual of breakup on the Kenai Peninsula, don’t be deceived by the warming temperatures and melting snow and ice. This is a woman who scoffs at the calendar, which is evident as soon as spring arrives.

No matter what the weather, keep a wary eye on where you are. What once was a solid lake, pond or puddle may appear safe, but beware!

What happened two years ago is worth a reminder that all may not be what it seems. That’s when Adrien Doxsee lost his life after the truck he was driving across Skilak Lake fell through with his son and their dog inside. Adrien managed to save the boy and dog, but succumbed to the elements when he attempted to go for help.

Alaska’s weather can be deceiving — especially this time of year. We’re all looking forward to warmer weather, but it will be here soon enough.

In the meantime, watch your step.

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