Old Man Winter keeps hanging around, but he's already losing the fight to keep the Red Deer River frozen solid through Drumheller.
 
Despite that, some people insist upon walking on the thinning ice.
 
"I saw people the other day; I was out checking  ice on the Red Deer River and there was people walking on it," reported Greg Peters, the town's Director of Protective Services. "That scares the living hell out of me."
 
"Somebody had a quad out there; my God, what are you doing with a quad on the river on a day like that?," he continued. "We're way past those days and it wasn't even a snowmobile, it was a quad. Either way, it's a heavy device on deteriorating ice."
 
On Sunday, March 4, two people had to be rescued from the river after their snowmobile broke through the ice just below the Gordon Taylor Bridge.
 
"It was at an area that is chronically not the most solid due to the current under the ice or whatever," explained Peters. "Rivers always worry me anyway: I grew up next to a big river and it always worries me."

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