While caution is taken by many, accidents do happen. In early December, Western Lakes Fire District responded to a dog that fell through Lac La Belle. The department is staffed with 15 divers and has boats in case it needs to make a rescue. Some of the firefighters are trained in ice water diving, while the entire staff is trained in surface water rescue. One of the department's boats is a rapid development craft that resembles a banana boat that is 10 feet long. It fills up with air in less than a minute and fits two firefighters. According to Reed, cars, ATVs, ice shanties and snowmobiles find their way to the bottom of lakes on an annual basis.