A demonstration of an ice rescue. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy photo)

A demonstration of an ice rescue. (Capital City Fire/Rescue | Courtesy photo)

CCFR hosting ice rescue presentation, demonstration

They might get out on Mendenhall Lake.

Just a few weeks after a rescue on Mendenhall Lake, Juneau’s fire department is putting on a demonstration this weekend about being safe on the ice.

Capital City Fire/Rescue is doing the presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. The presentation will cover ice safety, self-rescue and how to rescue others if they fall through the ice. The event will begin with a lecture at the auditorium in the visitor center, and if there is ice on Mendenhall Lake, there will be a demonstration of an ice rescue.

They will talk in particular about a rescue that happened on the lake Jan. 6. Biker Bob Funk broke through the ice, and was able to get out safely thanks to help from high school students Nikki Lahnum and Blake Bixby and local man Scott McCutcheon.

For more information, can call CCFR Assistant Chief Ed Quinto at 586-5323.

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