ODNR: 90 percent of deadly boating accidents occur in 'out-of-season' months when water is cold

CLEVELAND - Nine out of ten boating accidents happen in our off-season months when the water is cold.

To show the dangers of cold, I take a plunge into an ice cold bath tub and within seconds feel the shock.

My blood pressure and heart rate rise and I have trouble breathing.

Each year, ice fisherman use the ice on Lake Erie to fish, and close to five years ago, about 100 of the fishermen were trapped when the ice broke.

There are steps you can take to survive in cold water and the first is just avoiding the ice. Experts say no ice is safe ice.

Find out the others tonight at 11 in NewsChannel5's "5 On Your Side Survival Guide."

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