THIN ICE: DNR Warns Anglers Of Dangers

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As the ice-fishing season nears an end, the department of natural resources warns, going on the ice may not be safe.

Juan Arismendez of Urbandale knows that first hand how dangerous the ice can be.  Last week, he was ice fishing with some friends in Emmetsburg when his pick-up truck plunged through the ice, "When I turned my wheels I broke through the ice.  I mean it just sounded horrible.  Never heard ice crack before." Arismendez recalls,  "I started rolling down the window and the next thing I know the truck was bobbin up and down then it just sunk"

Arismendez managed to roll on to the ice and make it to shore.  The DNR warns, if you do go on the ice this weekend, let someone know where you’ll be, never go alone and bring ice spikes to help you pull yourself out if you do fall through the ice.