Sunday, March 9 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-03-10 02:54:31 GMT
An 18-year-old girl is dead after her car struck a tree in west Toledo late Sunday afternoon. Toledo Police say Theresa Brazzel was driving northbound on Richards Rd. when she drove off the right sideMore >>
Toledo Police say Theresa Brazzel was driving northbound on Richards Rd. when she drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a large tree.More >>
scene, the rescue team responded on foot to ensure the two men were alright and
confirm there was no one else on the ice or in the water.
"If you do venture out on the ice, exercise
extreme caution," said Lt. James Long, chief of response at MSU Toledo. "We
also want people to remain vigilant to the ever-changing weather and ice
conditions as these two men were very lucky not to have fallen through the ice
with their truck"
truck did have fuel in the tank so there is a pollution risk, but the Coast
Guard will do everything we can to minimize the pollution risk as we await the
salvage plan from the vehicle's owner," said Long.
Coast Guard and other first responders advise people to remember the acronym
I.C.E. when it comes to ice safety, and when planning to venture out on the
= Information, Clothing and Equipment.
– Check the weather
and ice conditions; tell a friend of your intended destination; know who and
how to call for help.
– Wear sufficient
clothing, including a dry suit, to prevent hypothermia. Choose bright colors
and reflective garments to aid searchers if you should end up needing help.
– Never venture onto
the ice without proper safety equipment: a marine radio, a Personal Locator
Beacon, a life jacket, a compass or GPS, and screw drivers or ice picks, which
may allow you to pull yourself out of the water should you break through.