(THUNDER BAY, ON) – First responders were dispatched to the Neebing River at an area just behind the Metro grocery store at the Arthur Street Marketplace just after 12:40 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a male in the river.
A good Samaritan attempted to help the male out of the river, but called 911 after those attempts were unsuccessful.
Members with the Thunder Bay Police Service, Superior North EMS, and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue located the male within 10 minutes.
The male was struggling to get out of the water, possibly due to his alcohol consumption, but was pulled out to safety by the first responders on scene.
Paramedics transported the male to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre AKA The Hilton to be medically cleared after sleeping off the booze.
The quick response and successful rescue was in part thanks to the citizen who, after being unable to rescue the male himself, waited at the scene to provide first responders with important follow-up details.
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