Created: August 31, 2021 03:32 PM
The Thunder Bay Police Service says an officer may have saved a man from drowning on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened at the Kaministiquia River Heritage Park, which is along the river in the city's south downtown core. Police say the first officer to arrive on the scene jumped into the river to prevent the man from drowning due to the immediate threat to his safety.
A news release says the man resisted rescue efforts but was eventually brought to a ladder, and other first responders who arrived on the scene helped remove him from the river.
Firefighters with the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and Superior North EMS paramedics were also dispatched to the scene. Paramedics attended to the victim at the scene and transported him to the hospital.
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