- Posted by Air Rider
- On May 6, 2016
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When someone asks about an Air Rider Hovercraft, one of the main features we like to talk about is safety. A great story that sums up what we mean when we talk about safety is our dog rescue a couple months back.
In Northern Ontario, there are a lot of frozen lakes in the area. Whether you’re ice fishing, responding to a search and rescue call or just travelling from one place to another many can find themselves out on the ice. In some instances, this can be a pretty dangerous place to be.
Every once in a while, there’s a soft spot in the ice, somewhere that is a little thinner and isn’t able to support the weight of a person, vehicle or in this case, dog.
With an Air Rider Hovercraft, you never have to worry about that. With one of our vehicles, you’re able to ride along on top of the ice, without any risk of falling through. For ice fishers, you can even check out the custom solution we designed for one customer that offers the ability to go ice fishing without ever leaving the Hovercraft!
In this case, we were able to spot this chocolate lab in the freezing water and get her out before she could sustain any injuries! She is happy and healthy thanks to the convenience and safety of an Air Rider Hovercraft.
Her owners are very happy she’s safe and sound and so are we. Hovercraft or not, we always recommend using the utmost caution in and around the icy cold waters up here during the winter.
Luckily, things are starting to warm up around here, so things are a little safer for our furry friends, so hopefully our dog rescue missions are done for now. However, there are still plenty of reasons to choose to hover this summer.