If You Break Through Ice

  • Don’t panic. Your snowmobile suit and helmet may keep you afloat for several minutes.
  • Swim to the closest edge, and stretch your arms out across the unbroken ice. Keep your gloves on.
  • Jab a sharp object such as a knife or ice pick into the ice.
  • Kick your feet hard. Pull yourself up with your forearms.
  • If the edge breaks off, move to the next solid edge. Try again.
  • Crawl up onto the ice. Then crawl or roll until you’re on solid ice.
  • Take action immediately to prevent hypothermia.
Breaking through the ice