A police sniffer dog died after his handler let him off his lead for a run – and he crashed through a frozen lake into the icy water.*sigh*
Clearly, it's 'do as I say, not as I do' time:
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "It is important to be aware of the dangers posed by water and frozen lakes and ponds during the current adverse weather conditions.Time to start taking your own advice?
"We would advise people to avoid treading on iced-over bodies of water at all costs. If there is an emergency, dial 999 and wait for assistance.
"Even if ice looks thick, please don't take any unnecessary risks and don't let dogs or children play on frozen ponds, even if they appear safe."