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Water rescue

Posted: April 12, 2017 at 10:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

On Tuesday afternoon, a 17 year old found himself adrift in a rubber raft a kilometre and a half from Point Traverse near Timber Island. A County fire department crew retrieved the young man from the pitching waves using an inflatable boat transporting him to Timber Island. There, a Search and Rescue crew from CFB Trenton were waiting with a helicopter. They treated the teenager for hypothermia and flew him to hospital.

OPP urge boaters to be prepared for a range of mishaps when on the water.