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It can look inviting, but an ice-covered Lake Erie can be unpredictable.. and deadly.

Each year the U.S. Coast Guard and local firefighters rescue people who have misjudged the ice.

It's important for emergency crews to practice their ice rescue techniques so they are comfortable in an emergency situation.

Today they showed WKYC anchor Kris PIckel firsthand how they prepare.