The police warn against unsafe ice in Oslo, Asker and Bærum. A total of seven people went through the ice on Sunday.
On Twitter, the Oslo police district states that there are many people on the ice in the area around Kalvøya outside Sandvika in Bærum.
– The ice is not safe. We request that you do not stay / move on the ice in this area, writes the police.
They state that six people have passed through the ice in Bærum. Everyone must be safe.
Both police crews and a police boat moved out to the scene. The fire and rescue service and the municipal ice supervision also moved out, the police say.
Also in Oslo, the police warn against unsafe ice:
One person walked through the ice on Sørenga.
– The person in question is up again, and is unharmed. Wet and cold, says police operations manager Tor Gulbrandsen.
He is worried that people will go through the ice without being able to pick them up again. The police’s clear call is to await the Sunday trip on the ice today.
It is difficult to distinguish between safe and unsafe ice, Gulbrandsen emphasizes:
– There is danger associated with life to travel on the ice now. And considering everyone who has fallen through, we are concerned. If this continues, we can not guarantee that we will find them, he explains.
Here you can read what to do if you are so unlucky that you fall through the ice:
- Try to avoid panic.
- Keep as much of your body as possible above water.
- Get up the same road you came from, or in the direction of land.
- Break away useless ice until you reach a solid edge.
- Grab the edge, lift yourself up on your arms and eel up like a seal (preferably with a knife, ice spikes, sack, skis or poles).
- Get rid of wet clothes as soon as possible
- If there are more people involved: Keep your distance so that more people do not go through. Talk together. Bring out the rope, cast line or what you have available to the injured party.