8 a.m., April 7)
in critical condition after falling into frigid water near
By Fred Sherwin
unidentified man is in hospital in critical condition
after falling into the Ottawa River while fishing on Petrie
to eye witnesses the man fell down an embankment and slid
into the frigid water near the Petrie Island causeway.
Two other people fishing nearby were able to drag the
unconscious man to shore using a large branch and performed
CPR on him until paramedics arrived.
crews had to use a basket to bring him up from the bottom
of the embankment and he was transported to hospital by
are warning people to be extra careful when fishing on
or near embankments because of the slippery conditions..
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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