Two men breaking through a lake in North Bay has police again warning people to watch for weak ice. The men were towing a loaded toboggan when the ice gave way and they ended up in the freezing water. Both pulled themselves out of the water and got back to shore.

Police say for ice to be safe to walk over, it needs to be at least four inches thick.  If you’re riding a snowmobile on ice, then it has to be eight inches thick and 12 inches if you’re using a light vehicle. Strong ice is blue in colour and if it’s white or opaque, be careful because that’s a sign of weak ice.

Previous story: Pearl Lake is too dangerous for winter sports this year, residents asked to stay off.

(Written by: Rocco Frangione)