CHERRY CREEK STATE PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – South Metro firefighters spent time at Cherry Creek State Park refreshing their ice rescue skills.

smrescue4 Firefighters Warn Of Dicey, Icy Waters With Fluctuating Temperatures

(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

They practiced a number of scenarios at the lake while reminding the public to leave the rescuing to them when a person or animal falls through an icy body of water.

smrescue1 Firefighters Warn Of Dicey, Icy Waters With Fluctuating Temperatures

(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

They say call 911 immediately and stay on shore.

smrescue3 Firefighters Warn Of Dicey, Icy Waters With Fluctuating Temperatures

(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

Officials urge the public to be especially careful around frozen ponds and lakes right now because of the fluctuating temperatures.

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