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Photo: Press Service of the Department for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Fire Safety of the City of Moscow

On the frozen surface of rivers, ponds and lakes, in some places there may be areas with gullies and a thinner ice cover.

Rescuers of the Moscow City Search and Rescue Service on water bodies (MGPSS) Warn Muscovites about the danger of going out onto the fragile ice. To do this, they remind vacationers about the dangers of going out onto thin and loose ice, and also talk about the rules for helping people who have fallen into the ice wormwood.

Over the past week, the surface of most rivers, ponds and lakes in the capital has managed to be covered with a layer of ice. However, in some places on water bodies, there may be areas with gullies and insufficient thickness of the ice cover. Being there can be life threatening.

Last weekend, rescuers made 337 patrols, conducted 787 preventive conversations with violators of safety rules on the water. At this time, more than four thousand tourists were seen on the reservoirs of the capital, as well as 925 fishermen and 45 swimmers.

In total, since the beginning of December, more than 17 thousand vacationers, about two thousand fishermen and more than 200 bathers have been in the MGPSS zones of responsibility.

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