Penrith fire and rescue service are urging the public to stay off frozen water during the winter months.
They've been carrying out a rescue exercise on a frozen lake in Penrith, to highlight the dangers of people playing on ice.
Conrad Leather is the station manager at Penrith fire and rescue and is warning people that it's not just children who have to be wary frozen water:
"We need parents to realise that it's very dangerous for the kids but it's also dangerous for adults. The ice we have been practising on is thick, but a lot of the time, ice is thinner than it looks."
Members of Penrith fire and rescue service have been carrying out a rescue exercise for people who have fallen through the ice.
The region has experienced freezing temperatures for several weeks, and the cold weather is expected to continue.
They are warning people of the dangers of playing on frozen lakes, rivers and tarns.
There are hundreds of lakes, tarns and rivers across Cumbria, so the risk of accidents occurring from people playing on ice is higher than in most counties.
Parents are being asked to ensure their children are aware made of the dangers involved in playing on frozen water.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue say that many children are unaware that even where the ice looks stable, there is no way of knowing just how thick it is or whether it's strong enough to take their weight.
The region has been experiencing freezing temperatures lately, and the cold snap is set to continue.
Cumbria County Council's Fire and Rescue Service is warning people of the potentially fatal consequences of venturing onto frozen lakes, rivers and ponds.