Barrie Fire responded to a call of concern regarding a female walking out into the fog on the ice this afternoon.
The female walked out onto the ice near the bottom of Mulcaster Street, when a concerned citizen lost sight of her in today’s thick fog. Barrie Police were unsuccessful in trying to coax her back to shore.
Barrie Fire, then responded and walked out onto the ice wearing protective gear, where they found the 20’s-aged walking into the middle of the bay. She resisted their attempts to try to bring her back to shore and was not dressed appropriately for the weather.
Platoon Chief Jeff Catteau tells BarrieToday.com:
“She was out approximately 900 feet when we were able to rescue her from the ice. We had a visual on her through the fog. We just put her in a life jacket and brought her back into shore,” said Catteau. “She was not lost. She was continuing to walk outwards, out from the shoreline towards the middle of the Bay.”
This is Barrie Fire’s first ice-related rescue of the year. She has been transported to RVH for precautionary reasons.