Dressing for winter weather when you're boating, fishing and skating | 5 On Your Side Survival Guide
CLEVELAND - Winter in northeast Ohio brings out cold weather sporting enthusiasts. Whether it's ice fishing, skating or cross country skiing, many don't properly prepare for a day of winter fun.
Last year in Ohio, 11 people died because they weren't equipped for cold water activities. Nationally, 90 percent of all winter pond, river and lake tragedies were caused by poor preparation.
Any outdoor activity in cool or colder weather conditions presents a risk of hypothermia. That risk is greater while boating because water robs the body's heat 25 times faster than air of the same temperature.