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Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is warning residents living near the Lake Erie shoreline to stay off the ice.

Capt. Kevin Caffery of the sheriff’s office Air One helicopter has seen many children playing on the ice near the Hamburg and Evans shoreline.

With the high temperatures of the past several days and ever-changing ice structures, venturing out on the ice has become a “very dangerous” situation, according to Caffery.

Anyone on the ice could fall through or become trapped, and Caffery and the sheriff are advising that everyone stay off the ice.