Posted on January 15, 2021
Reduce the risk of winter drowning
This winter, many Canadians will head outdoors to participate in winter activities such as cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowmobiling. Unfortunately, approximately 35% of drownings in Canada occur between October and April, when most people have no intention of going into the water. To stay safe around ice this winter, know the thickness and quality of ice before venturing onto it, consider wearing a lifejacket, and know what steps to take should an accident occur.