Prince William crews practice ice rescues

DUMFRIES, Va. (WJLA) - The Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue spent Tuesday morning practicing ice rescue training in Dumfries.

This is the first time in four years that there's been enough ice for crews to do sufficient ice drills. Right now the ice is two inches thick.

Crews were only able to spend a few minutes in the water before their water suits became frozen. There was a nearby warming tent so participants could thaw out.

Prince William officials say it never gets cold enough for recreational use on ice like skating or ice hockey.