Police remind residents of dangers of thin ice due to mild, fluctuating temperatures
Two teens were reminded of the dangers of thin ice yesterday when they fell through on an Eagan lake.
Eagan Police received a call at 3:22 p.m. Dec. 2 of two 15-year-old boys who fell through the ice on Hay Lake near South Oaks Park. The teens were walking on the lake to retrieve a ball when the ice collapsed.
The two fell waist deep into the frigid water where they were able to wade to shore without the assistance of first responders, police say. Although the boys appeared unharmed, paramedics transported them to Fairview Ridges Hospital for an evaluation. Both were released shortly thereafter.
No injuries occurred in this incident; however, officials at the Eagan Police Department remind people that ice across the region is unsafe due to mild and fluctuating temperatures. Parents should take additional measures by reminding their children of the dangers of walking on thin ice, police say.
For further information on ice safety, view the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources guidelines at www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/index.html.