A woman in Whistler is lucky to be safe after being rescued by Whistler Fire and Service and RCMP.
The woman had fallen through the ice at Alpha Lake Park, but was pulled out safely by emergency personnel.
Police and fire services were called to the dock area at the park on February 16, 2020 at approximately 12:30 pm by a citizen.
Police said the woman was running to retrieve her dog when she fell though the ice.
“In this case she was very lucky to be safely rescued from the water by Whistler Fire Rescue and did not suffer any injury. However, that is not always the case,” police said.
Whistler RCMP is reminding the community that as spring approaches, the thinning ice becomes unsafe to walk on.
“Please take caution on ice at all times. Let someone know where you’re going, assess each visit for hazards regardless of how thick the ice may be and always have a game plan if someone falls through,” Whistler RCMP said.
Here are some swimming and water safety tips from Red Cross.