A para-skier was captured on video as they touched down on Osoyoos Lake on Sunday, Jan. 9. (Nathan Ondrus - Facebook)

A para-skier was captured on video as they touched down on Osoyoos Lake on Sunday, Jan. 9. (Nathan Ondrus - Facebook)

You may be on thin ice: Osoyoos warns residents on frozen lake

Warm weather and snow can make gauging the thickness of the ice difficult

The Town of Osoyoos is advising residents to be careful when going out on Osoyoos Lake.

With the warming temperatures, the recently frozen lake may not be enough to support the weight of people walking on top of it despite how it may look.

The thickness of the ice varies greatly from one location to another, and with snow over top it can be hard to gauge the actual thickness of the ice.

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AdventureSmart advises that people should stay off of any ice that is seven centimeters thick or less, and that ice that is at least 10 centimeters thick is safe for walking or ice fishing on.

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