THIN ICE

ON SAT, MARCH 15, WE TOOK A CRUISE TO CHECK OUT RICE LAKE DAM TO SEE IF ANYONE WAS WATERSKIPPING THEIR SNOWMOBILES. WHEN WE PULLED UP, WE SAW A BUDDY WHO HAD LOST HIS SNOWMOBILE IN THE RIVER SO WE JUMPED OUT AND HELPED RECOVER HIS SLED. TEN MINUTES LATER, ON OUR WAY OUT WE NOTICED A TRUCK SINKING JUST OUT FROM THE RICE LAKE BOAT LANDING. WE PULLED UP TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS OK. THE FISHERMAN HAD EVERYTHING OUT OF HIS TRUCK ON THE ICE TO LIGHTEN UP THE REAR OF HIS TRUCK. THE AREA ON THE LAKE RIGHT OFF THE BOAT LANDING, IS ALWAYS VERY THIN ICE . THIS IS THE HOT SPOT FOR LOCAL SNOWMOBILERS TO WATERSKIP THEIR SNOWMACHINES AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR DUE TO MOVING CURRENT THAT KEEPS THE ICE VERY THIN AND FIRST TO MELT. THIS ARE OF THE LAKE IS AROUND 4FT DEEP FOR A FEW HUNDRED YARDS THUS MAKING IT EASY TO RECOVER A SUBMERGED SNOWMACHINE OR TRUCK IN THIS CASE. AFTER THREE HOURS AND FIVE CHEVY TRUCKS PULLING IN A LINE, WE WERE ABLE TO RECOVER THIS TRUCK.

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