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.
"The message I can't put across strongly enough is don't go on the ice. It might take us five or ten minutes to get there and that's just not time people have in these conditions.
"Every year people die, and statistics show that half of those people are either going to rescue others or their dogs.
"We don't want to see people throwing sticks on the ice for the dogs, because once the dogs goes through the ice, the owner is left in a predicament.
"If the ice can't hold the weight of a dog, it won't hold the weight of a person.
"So we would like to emphasise once again don't go on the ice."
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