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Thunder Bay police rescue distraught woman from Lake Superior after resisting help

Jun 16, 2019 06:36AM ● By Editor
Thunder Bay firefighters are being trained this week on operating their new, fully-equipped rescue boat  Photo: Carmen Wong/TBTV

From - June 16, 2019

Local police and firefighters rescued a "distruaght" woman in Lake Superior near Marina park on Saturday afternoon.

Thunder Bay police were first to respond to the woman after a report was recieved at approximately 1:30 p.m.

"The female did not respond to officer pleas for her to swim back to shore," a police release reads.

The release also states the woman was having difficulty keeping herself above water but continued to swim further away from shore despite please from police to return.

Two officers then swam to the female, who continued to resist rescue attempts.

The two police officers who had entered the water to assist her, were holding onto a mooring buoy approximately 100 meters from shore when fire officials arrived.

At this time, members of the TBFR safely removed both the woman and officers from the water "cold but otherwise unharmed," according to Saturday press release.

TBFR's new rescue boat, which arrived earlier this week, was used in the rescue.

Four pumpers also responded to the call.

The woman was treated by Superior North Emergency Medical Services at the scene, and transported to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital.

To read the original article and see related reporting, follow this link to the Thunder Bay Newswatch website.

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