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Beware of thin ice conditions

Fri Nov 03 15:38:51 CST 2017

Members of the Water and Ice Rescue Team from Regina Fire & Protective Services and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Paramedics responded to A.E. Wilson Park at 7:08 this morning in response to a call for a person in the creek. Upon arrival, emergency responders found the victim on the creek bank. It appears he may have fallen through ice forming on the creek. The male victim was transported to hospital by EMS.

With ice beginning to form on water surfaces and the approaching cold weather, Regina Fire & Protective Services reminds residents to stay away from all bodies of water, including Wascana Lake and creek, storm channels and detention ponds in residential areas.

Parents and guardians are asked to take a few moments to remind children of this important safety rule. 

It is also suggested dogs are kept leashed when close to water. If a pet breaks through the ice, you are advised to not attempt to rescue it as you will be putting yourself in serious danger.

If you see people, particularly children, close to thin ice, call Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500. 

In an emergency involving people or pets, call 9-1-1.