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County rescue team practices ice rescues, but hope people will be cautious

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Yakima, WA -    The cold weather means more frozen lakes, but the Yakima County Technical Rescue team wants to remind the public that no ice is safe.     

That said, they know there's always a few people who seem to forget how dangerous it is to be near any water in the winter.

Members of the team have spent the last couple of days brushing up on training to make sure they are ready for the inevitable.

"A lot of 'em happen on lakes when people are out ice fishing, or kids chasing a dog out on the lake, or playing," says Kory Simmons of Yakima County Technical Rescue, "That's when people fall in."

Simmons says just last month they had to pull a woman out of a lake that tried to rescue her dog.     

He's hopeful that people will remember the simple a rule.

No ice is safe and that way his team won't have to put their rescue skills to work.  

 

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