Page 16 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 State officials remind public of dangers of walking on ice-covered water bodies W ith recent warmer temperatures across much of Massachusetts, state offi cials are warning the public of the dangers associated with walking on ice over bodies of water, including lakes, ponds, reservoirs, streams and rivers. Public safety and recreation offi cials from the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), the Massachusetts State Police (MSP), the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) and the Department of Fire Services (DFS) remind residents and visitors to be conscious of the risks associated with walking on ice, particularly after warm weather, and ask that the public refrain from doing so. The winter season offers unique outdoor recreational opportunities for the public to enjoy, including ice fi shing, ice skating, and snowmobiling; unfortunately, year after year state and local offi - cials receive and respond to reports of individuals falling through thin ice. In a short period of time, an individual who falls into icy waters can experience hypothermia-like symptoms, which can become fatal if not treated immediately. Hypothermia symptoms include shivering, dizziness, hunger, nausea, accelerated breathing, diffi culty speaking, lack of coordination, fatigue and an increase in heart rate. Ice safety tips the public should follow when near bodies of water during the winter months include the following: • Parents should supervise their children; • Never go onto ice alone; • Always keep your pets on a leash, and do not let them out off -leash near bodies of water that are covered by ice; • Beware of ice covered with snow. Snow can insulate ice and keep it from freezing. It can also hide cracks as well as other weak spots; • Ice formed over fl owing water (including springs under the surface) is generally weaker than ice over still water; • Ice seldom freezes or thaws at a uniform rate. It can be a foot thick in one spot or an inch thick in another; • If a companion falls through the ice and you are unable to reach that person from shore, throw something to them (a rope, tree branch, even jumper cables from a car, etc.). If this does not work, go or phone for help. Get medical assistance for the victim immediately; • If you fall in, try not to panic. Turn toward the direction you came from and place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface, working forward by kicking your feet. Once the ice is solid enough to hold you, NAVIGATORS | FROM PAGE 14 African-American History Month earned runs and struck out 19 across 21 innings. The 5-foot11, 185-pounder won a game and saved two more against Northeast-10 Conference rivals as a sophomore and recently opened 2020 with fi ve strikeouts in a 2.1-inning start against Mercy. Wallace was a two-sport captain during his Winthrop High career, earning two Northeastern Conference All-Star honors in baseball and three in golf. He captained both teams and fi nished his career as the league’s individual golf champion as a senior. He is expected to be the fi rst Winthrop native to play for the Navigators since the team’s move to the Futures League in 2012. Scouting Report: outstanding control … battle-tested pitcher who can work in any situation … important piece to Franklin Pierce’s pitching staff … MLB comp: Jason Frasor. A Brentwood, N.H., native, and you can pull yourself out, remain lying on the ice (do not stand; lying down spreads your weight across a wider area, lessening your weight on any one spot) and roll away from the hole. Crawl back the way you came, keeping your weight distributed, until you return to solid ice or ground; and, • As the season progresses, plan accordingly and use caution, as the conditions of older ice greatly varies and is subject to rapid changes. For further information regarding ice and winter safety tips, please visit the DFS and the MassWildlife websites. MSP reminds individuals to call 911 in the event of an emergency, such as an individual falling through thin ice. Additionally, several state parks and facilities provide outdoor recreational opportunities throughout the winter season, some of which have DCR rangers and/ or staff facilitating many programs. Please visit DCR’s website for details. Carpenter is quite familiar with Fraser Field as his Fisher team calls the Lynn ballpark home during the fall and spring. The 6-foot, 185-pound lefty fi nished his three-year high school career at Whittier Tech with a 15-0 record. He was the Commonwealth Athletic Conference’s Large School MVP as a senior, going 7-0 with a 1.20 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 64 innings. He has already been a busy man for the Falcons, picking up three wins and a save in fi ve appearances and fanning 28 batters in 24 frames. Scouting Report: Left-hander with outstanding off speed stuff … sneaky fastball … very good strikeout-to-walk ratio … MLB comp: Tim Collins. The Navs are now preparing for the 13th season of collegiate ball at Fraser Field and their ninth in the Futures League. The 2020 opener is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27. Until then, stay up to date on the latest Navs news by visiting nsnavs. com and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

17 Publizr Home

You need flash player to view this online publication