On thin ice

Published 1:04 am Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Albert Lea firefighter Chris Harveaux rescues Lt. Al Schallock during an ice and water rescue training Tuesday near the Hatch Bridge. Fire Capt. Lee DeVries estimated the ice was about 2 inches thick. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recommends people stay off of ice 2 inches or thinner. Ice should be 4 inches thick before people walk on it and between 8 and 12 inches thick for a car or small pickup to drive on it. — Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune


Albert Lea Fire Department Lt. Al Schallock rescues firefighter Chris Harveaux during a training exercise Tuesday on Fountain Lake near the Hatch Bridge. — Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune