After a number of worrisome calls in the past week, police in Saskatoon are asking people to stay off of the South Saskatchewan River.

Police say there have several reports of people walking across or near the river. 

With mild temperatures ushering in spring, the ice is very unstable and not safe to be walking on.

Police are asking the public to not walk across or near the river because of the risk it poses to both individuals and, potentially, to rescue crews who could be called to save someone's life. 

Regina police emphasized the same seasonal warning last weekend after people were reportedly walking on Wascana Lake.