Gallery: Ice rescue training

Local photographer Mike Biden captured the Penticton Fire Department training for ice water rescues, Saturday in Skaha Lake.

Local fire crews hold a handful of similar training sessions each year, with members taking turns being rescued by their colleagues. Dry suits protect the firefighters from the icy water.

The Penticton Fire Department says they respond to about two ice rescues a year, often it is a deer or dog stuck on the ice.

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