With Colorado's many lakes, rivers and reservoirs, outdoor enthusiasts love to take advantage of activities like ice skating and fishing once the water freezes.

However, Colorado Parks & Wildlife wants to remind people to take safety precautions before heading out on the ice, especially following a recent incident at Boyd Lake State Park, where an angler fell through the ice.

According to CPW, ice should be at least four inches before people are out ice fishing or taking part in other activities. The ice at Boyd Lake was only 1.5 inches when the angler fell through on December 14. Fortunately, the water wasn't very deep, and the angler was able to safely get out.

Besides measuring the ice thickness, CPW recommends things like drilling test holes, wearing a life jacket, and traveling with someone else when planning for an activity like ice fishing or skating.

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