12/11/2013 12:57 EST | Updated 02/09/2014 05:59 EST

Stay off Vancouver's icy waters, authorities plead

A three-year-old Mission boy remains in hospital after falling through the ice in a backyard pond while playing with his dog.

The incident could have had a more tragic ending, and as Farrah Merali explains, it's prompting municipalities across the Lower Mainland to issue a warning to others to keep off area ponds and lakes.