Ice Becoming Dangerous, Wardens Urge Caution - Mar. 08, 2013
Augusta - The Maine Warden Service and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is issuing a warning to anyone who might venture onto the ice: it is quickly becoming unstable.
The Maine Warden Service responded to a call Thursday morning after a man went through the ice in his truck while retrieving an ice fishing shack from Hermon Pond in central Maine.
While the man was able to get out of the truck safely, the incident serves as a reminder to take safety precautions on and near the ice, especially as ice is already melting and warmer temperatures are forecasted for this weekend.
The Warden Service reminds everyone recreating on or around ice to test the thickness of the ice using an ice chisel or ice auger and check with local bait shops for known thin ice areas. Ice that forms over flowing water and currents, especially near streams, bridges and culverts, can be particularly dangerous.