Don't skate on thin ice!

Latvia has been sub-zero for some time now and that means people are venturing onto the ice, whether for skating, fishing or just novelty. 

However, Riga Municipal Police are warning the public of the dangers of doing so, even when ice appears to be thick and stable.

Every year, dozens of bodies are pulled from the water as a result of ill-advised trips onto frozen bodies of water, so the police have produced a video showing what to do if the worst happens.

The video is in Latvian, but the techniques demonstrated speak for themselves. Stay safe!

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