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Helpful Tool for Ice Fishers

Posted: Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

If you plan to spend time on a frozen lake or pond this winter, you may want to bring an ice pick to get yourself out of a bad situation. Chad Dolan, with the state Department of Natural Resources, says you can purchase small ice picks that hang around your neck. He explains if you fall through, you can grab ice around the hole, allowing you to pull yourself out. Or, at the very least, it will help you keep your head above water so you can call for help. Dolan adds that in water right above freezing, it doesn’t take long for hypothermia to set in.