A 72-year-old man William Smallfield died after falling into Frozen California reservoir over the weekend. The details are as below.
Details How William Smallfield Died
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A group of 8 wild skaters was skating Saturday afternoon on frozen California reservoir, Smallfield and turckeeall of sudden the ice were cracked six people out of the eight were plunged into water officials said.
The other two ice skaters was helping six skaters to come out of the water, but the 72-year-old man’s small field was far away from these people and found dive into the water.
The rescue team has saved five skaters out of six. Among the 5 saved skaters, one was admitted into near hospital as his shoulder was dislocated.
The aerial search and rescue team said they have not found Smallfield’s body on Saturday night. However his body was traced out by the diving team and rescue team of neighborhood countries on Sunday at the Stampede Reservoir, nearly 45 minutes north of Lake Tahoe, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office said to reports in Monday news.
Anyhow these types of incidents occur quite rarely in the area, said by the Reno Journal-Gazette. Local officials WANED the people surrounding there, not to set step into those areas which are frozen bodies of water after Smallfield’s death.
A Warning is Given to People by Officials
“The warning given is pretty clear – stay off the ice, period,” a spokesman for a fire agency in neighboring Washoe County, Nevada, told the Journal-Gazette.
Our weather conditions here fluctuate very often and there is a lot of inconsistency in wheater. So it is difficult for us to ever determine the safety of conditions of ponds or lakes or other water bodies. Spokesman Adam Mayberry said the newspaper. “Despite the cold night temperatures, never step on ice or a pond here in Northern Nevada.”
An official at the U.S. Forest Service, who manages the national forest where the Stampede Reservoir is located released a caution note and urged people on Monday news release to “recreate with caution” around the forest’s frozen lakes and reservoirs.
Still, there is an ambiguity about further actions taken by the agency, which will be effective immediately to avoid people visiting the lakes or ponds over there.
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