Caught on camera: Person falls through thin ice on Mirror Lake

Person caught on camera falling through ice on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid.
Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 12:29 AM EST
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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (WCAX) - After the unseasonably warm temperatures of the last few days, our region is on thin ice-- literally. And a local received an unpleasant reminder to follow important safety rules.

A clip from the Ausable River Association’s livestream of Mirror Lake shows a person falling through the ice into freezing cold water. It took the person 30 seconds to get out of the freezing water and back to the dock.

Always check ice thickness and wear a flotation device before stepping on any frozen body of water.

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