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Ice skaters, hockey players -- Be careful

Ice skaters, hockey players -- Be careful



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TOOELE, Utah (AP) -- Beware of thin ice. The Tooele County sheriff's office is warning people that the last couple days of mild weather combined with Friday's fresh snow can make ice on lakes and other bodies of water appear thicker than it really is.

The sheriff's office is particularly concerned about people who might want to ice skate or play hockey.

The Tooele County drive rescue team was called out Thursday and Friday to rescue dogs that had fallen through ice on Stansbury Lake. Both dogs survived. But Lt. Herman Herrera notes that dogs can withstand cold temperatures better than people.

He says if it had been humans in the water, their chances of survival would have been considerably less.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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