OPP are reminding people to stay off unstable lake ice after four people were helped off Rice Lake on Sunday afternoon.
Just after 5 p.m, a foursome from the GTA were helped off the lake by Otonabee South Monaghan Township firefighters after someone called emergency personnnel to express concerns for their safety.
Firefighters responded to the area of Scriven Road, east of Bailieboro.
Police say three men and a child were fishing a few hundred yards from the shoreline.
None of the anglers were wearing life jackets, but all were dressed in winter clothing, Peterborough County OPP said.
However, police note the ice on the lake south of Peterborough has large sections of water water near the shoreline.
One of the men was charged with failing to produce a fishing licence, police said.
“No ice is 100 percent safe and with warmer temperatures ice surfaces are currently unstable,” police stated.