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Old 03-09-2012, 01:50 PM
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Default Stranded ice fishermen rescued in Lake Simcoe 9March,2012

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A group of 20 to 25 ice fishermen who become stranded on a giant ice floe in the middle of Lake Simcoe have now been rescued and taken back to shore.The men were fishing on the lake in the Oro-Medonte area Friday, when a large chunk of the ice broke away around noon ET, stranding the men.Members of the Oro Medonte fire department arrived to help, and two ambulances were brought in in case of injuries. An Ontario Provincial Police helicopter also arrived, as did members of the Trenton Search and Rescue unit. Several boats belonging to the nearby fire departments also went out to the water to reach the men. At one point, one of the men fell into the water, before he was pulled back onto the ice floe. That man was later brought to shore and airlifted to hospital in Barrie to be treated for minor injuries. High winds and blowing snow in the area hampered the rescue effort, OPP Const. Peter Leon told CP24. Police say with changing spring weather conditions, this sort of incident is something they had feared might happen. They advise people to stay away from all waterways in early spring
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:32 PM
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Great job by all those who responded. Looks like your training paid off, with no loss of life - either rescuer or rescuee. Just wish people would pay heed to the warnings they are given According to one person interviewed on camera, police had been warning people to stay off the ice for a week.

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Old 03-10-2012, 03:37 PM
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Great job by all those who responded. Looks like your training paid off, with no loss of life - either rescuer or rescuee. Just wish people would pay heed to the warnings they are given According to one person interviewed on camera, police had been warning people to stay off the ice for a week.

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It was a job well done by everyone for sure! The OPP chopper pilot was amazing! The weather was very crappy for flying, JRCC's aircraft with the SAR techs got delayed coming across from CFB Trenton! Just amazing how so many agencies came together for a great ending.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:33 AM
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It was a job well done by everyone for sure! The OPP chopper pilot was amazing! The weather was very crappy for flying, JRCC's aircraft with the SAR techs got delayed coming across from CFB Trenton! Just amazing how so many agencies came together for a great ending.
And no sunken rescue boats
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:19 AM
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And no sunken rescue boats
Hey, I was just going to say that
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:16 PM
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And no sunken rescue boats
You funny guy you! (not)The new boat is amazing and the guys did an awesome job Friday!
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:15 AM
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http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/201...simcoe-120309/

A group of 20 to 25 ice fishermen who become stranded on a giant ice floe in the middle of Lake Simcoe have now been rescued and taken back to shore.The men were fishing on the lake in the Oro-Medonte area Friday, when a large chunk of the ice broke away around noon ET, stranding the men.Members of the Oro Medonte fire department arrived to help, and two ambulances were brought in in case of injuries. An Ontario Provincial Police helicopter also arrived, as did members of the Trenton Search and Rescue unit. Several boats belonging to the nearby fire departments also went out to the water to reach the men. At one point, one of the men fell into the water, before he was pulled back onto the ice floe. That man was later brought to shore and airlifted to hospital in Barrie to be treated for minor injuries. High winds and blowing snow in the area hampered the rescue effort, OPP Const. Peter Leon told CP24. Police say with changing spring weather conditions, this sort of incident is something they had feared might happen. They advise people to stay away from all waterways in early spring
Just heard on CBC this morning that the municipality is going to be fining the fisherman to try to recoup some of the costs of the rescue, sounds like its going to be around 100 bucks a person..
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:42 AM
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I was wondering if they would be fined. I think its fair to fine them. stupidity isnt free
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