Officers rescue distraught woman from Lake Superior

Incident Date
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 21:45
Incident Number
P19046803
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-06-15

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to Marina Park just after 1:30 p.m. to assist a distraught female who had jumped into Lake Superior. 

The female did not respond to officer pleas for her to swim back to shore. Paramedics from Superior North EMS and firefighters with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue also attended. 

The female was having difficulty keeping herself above water, but continued to swim farther away from shore. At this point officers decided to put their personal safety aside and enter the water in an attempt to rescue the female. 

The officers swam to the female, who resisted their rescue attempts. The officers held her while hanging onto a buoy until Thunder Bay Fire Services arrived with their boat to assist in removing the female and officers from the water.

The female and officers were taken back to shore and taken to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where she will receive treatment. 

The officers have returned to duty.

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