February 12, 2014

Thin Ice: Attention Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Points South


How to Survive Falling Through the Ice: An Illustrated Guide

If you live in a place where snowy and icy winters are the norm, you know the dangers of falling through the ice. And this guide is especially pertinent for those areas of the country where freezing weather only visits sporadically. When frigid temps descend for a short time upon a location that’s not used to seeing them, people, especially children, are apt to go out exploring their neighborhood ponds and reservoirs. As you can imagine, this creates a danger because the cold weather hasn’t been around long enough to create ice strong enough to walk on. That very scenario has happened here in Tulsa this winter, where two young men, in separate accidents, both drowned when venturing out onto a thinly-frozen creek and pond.

On the other hand....

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 12, 2014 11:24 AM
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Oh Wodka, what can't you do?

Posted by: Cletus Socrates at February 12, 2014 4:25 PM

The crick ain't froze, just the driveway

Posted by: Cletus Socrates at February 12, 2014 4:40 PM

That bit with the head through the ice may be the single putziest thing I've ever seen. As you may know,that's saying something.

Posted by: Flannelputz at February 12, 2014 10:17 PM

You'd know.

Posted by: vanderleun at February 13, 2014 8:16 AM

That's just insane.

Posted by: pdwalker at February 20, 2014 10:37 AM