Woman Rescued After Falling Through The Ice
Yesterday morning Bracebridge OPP officers responded reports of a person through the ice near Campbell's Road and Gravenhurst Parkway in Bracebridge. A Keswick woman indicated that she was out for a hike on Paul's Lake when she fell through the ice.
Bracebridge OPP requested additional assistance from the OPP Aviation Search and Rescue, The Snowmobile Unit, Emergency Response Team, The Muskoka EMS and Gravenhurst Fire Department.
Police say the 33-year old woman was safely extracted from the ice by the OPP helicopter and flown to local hospital where she is being treated for potential life threatening injuries. Two officers also received medical attention as a result of the rescue.
OPP say this behaviour not only puts the person in harm's way but when first responders are called to an emergency on ice, the rescue efforts are complicated and puts police, firefighters and paramedics lives at risk.