LAKE GENEVA — The Lake Geneva Fire Department is warning people to stay off the ice after a vehicle broke through Sunday.
“Please understand that if you chose to drive on the lake you not only put your life at risk but ours as well,” read a post on social media. “We, in no way shape or form, suggest to drive on the ice, walk on the ice, or just go on the ice.”
“It is gotten a lot warmer and it is just not safe, so please stay off the ice. We can not express this enough,” according to the fire department.
To get readers’ attention, they added, “If you choose to go out on the ice please wear bright colors as it will help us to find you if you go into the water.”
At approximately noon Sunday, the Lake Geneva Fire Department was sent to the boat launch downtown for a vehicle that broke through the ice.
Upon arrival all occupants were out of the vehicle. No injuries to report, according to the news release.
The boat launch is the same area where more than a dozen cars went through the ice in 2006 that were parked to visit Winterfest. Warming temperatures caused the ice to give way.
Despite the warning, and site of a tow truck at the landing, at least a dozen vehicles remained parked on the ice Sunday afternoon.