- Associated Press - Monday, January 30, 2017

WESTMORE, Vt. (AP) - Vermont game wardens are warning people to beware of thin ice caused by the warm winter weather.

Last week a man drowned after falling through the ice on Lake Willoughby in Westmore, and there have been several close calls across the state.

Game Warden Col. Jason Batchelder says there is no fish worth one’s life.

He says Northeast Kingdom residents should be suspicious of Lake Willoughby and Lake Memphremagog.

Last week, a man died after falling through the ice on Lake Willoughby. And another man left his pickup truck on Lake Memphremagog fearing it would fall through.

Batchelder tells the Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/2jvccGT ) he would never recommend driving a vehicle onto ice. People walking on frozen lakes and ponds should regularly check the thickness of the ice.

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Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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