Rescue crews ready to deal with thin ice on lakes

MILWAUKEE -- A winter in Wisconsin typically means snow, plenty of cold and lots of ice, but the 2011-2012 winter has been anything but typical, and that means more risks for ice fishermen and the crews that might have to rescue them if they fall through thin ice.

Lieutenant Daniel Farkas is an ice rescue specialist with the North Shore Fire Department. He has his team on a constant stand by to save anyone that may not realize all of the ice in southeast Wisconsin is dangerously thin.

FOX6 News observed several ice fishermen at the Lakeshore State Park Inlet on Milwaukee's lakefront Friday. They all seemed confident the ice was plenty thick, but Lieutenant Farkas argues, a single measurement can give a false sense of security.