Try to control your breathing.
Since air trapped in your clothing will keep you afloat only for a few minutes, immediately swim to the edge where you entered the water.
Stretch your arms out across the unbroken ice. Keep your gloves on.
If you have a sharp object such as a knife, pen, or ice pick, jab it into the ice so that you can pull on it.
Kick your feet as hard as you can, and pull yourself up quickly with your forearms. Don’t put all your weight on your elbows.
If the edge breaks off, move forward to the next solid edge and try again.
Crawl up onto the ice, and then crawl or roll (but don’t stand—you may break through again) until you’re on solid ice.
Take action immediately to prevent hypothermia.
If you plan to venture out on frozen bodies of water, consider additional equipment for emergencies. Wear a snowmobile suit that contains flotation material, or wear a personal flotation device. Small, tethered picks designed to be carried on a person for easy access may increase your chances of survival after falling through the ice.