Rescue diver issues caution after rash of ice breaks

A diver who says he helped haul three snowmobiles out of waters near Prosperous Lake over the weekend is warning the public to be weary of “unexpected” conditions on area lakes. “The ice is thin. People just need to be safe going out there right now,” part-time rescue diver Jeremy MacDonald told Yellowknifer. MacDonald says...
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Brendan Burke
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