Snowmobile goes through ice at Lower Island Lake
By SooToday.com StaffSooToday.comFriday, January 12, 2007
Heyden, Ont. - Sault Ste. Marie OPP were called to Lower Island Lake in Heyden yesterday after receiving a report of a snow machine going through the ice.
At about 2:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon two people entered Lower Island Lake on a snow machine from the Old Mill Road area in Heyden.
The machine got about 25 feet from shore when it broke through what little ice was there and sunk to the bottom.
Fortunately for the two people on the machine, they were only in water about four feet deep.
Both riders got wet but managed to make it to shore and to shelter without any serious affects of hypothermia.
The driver of the machine is making arrangements to get the machine out of the lake. No charges were laid in this investigation.
Snowmobile safety organizations recommend that you have at least five to six inches of hard solid ice before you venture onto any lake, pond or river.
Stay away from areas where creeks, rivers and ditches flow into the lakes.
If you can see open areas of ice on the lake stay well away from that area.
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