Letter to the Editor: Icy weather invites dangerous activity at Ronald Bog lake

Monday, January 16, 2017

To the Editor:

As a child growing up in CT I have fond memories of ice skating on the local ponds. Since living here in Shoreline it has been alarming to see people of all ages venturing out onto the ice on Ronald Bog, located on N 175th at Meridian and I-5.

What many residents and visitors may not know is that this body of water is deceptively deep (30' deep in some places) and has been the site of at least one drowning in the last 10 years. Retrieval of the drowning victim was severely hampered by low visibility caused by silt and debris.

Please! Do NOT walk or skate on the ice at Ronald Bog Park - if you must play on ice outside, please look elsewhere to find a shallower frozen surface that would make escape possible should you fall through - the water at the Bog gets deep very quickly when only a few feet from shore in most areas.

Stay safe, warm, and a Happy Winter to all!

Cynthia Jeffries


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