ASHLAND – The Ashland Fire Department has a new tool that could save the lives of people who fall through ice.Nineteen Nebulus Emergency Flotation Devices were donated to the fire, Police and Sheriff's departments, local businesses and Wisconsin DNR to rescue fishermen, snowmobilers, ATV riders or anybody recreating on ice.
The device inflates in 30 seconds and can hold three adults plus a submerged snowmobile or ATV.
"I certainly encourage everyone that's going to be out on the ice with an ATV or snowmobile to have one of these," Ashland Fire Department Lt. David Wegener said.
"This will help rescue yourself this will help other people when you're on the ice," said Stuart Matthias with the Ashland Fire Department .
Emergency officials also recommend wearing a life jacket and having an ice pick while traveling on ice.