Warming temps prompt ice danger warning from CFD

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Warmer temperatures and the beautiful winter scenery are drawing people to the lakefront -- many in search of the perfect selfie.

But Chicago firefighters are warning everyone to stay off the ice.

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When the deepest cold of winter comes, Lake Michigan transforms into a majestic frozen world.

They said they've already made a couple of rescues in the past day or two.

Deputy District Chief Lach said once you fall in, you have just three to five minutes before hypothermia sets in.

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He also warns that with so much snow covering the beaches, you may not even realize when you've stepped off the shore and onto the ice.
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