Thunder Bay Harbour – Enticing but Dangerous

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The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Samuel Risley continues ice breaking operations on eastern Lake Superior, creating tracks that will enable 18 vessels currently being staged to continue transiting to and from the lower Great Lakes, April 7, 2015. Ongoing ice breaking operations with U.S. Coast Guard ice breakers are part of the Spring Breakout phase of Operation Taconite. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard)
Stock Image – The Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Samuel Risley continues ice breaking operations on eastern Lake Superior, creating tracks that will enable 18 vessels currently being staged to continue transiting to and from the lower Great Lakes, April 7, 2015. Ongoing ice breaking operations with U.S. Coast Guard ice breakers are part of the Spring Breakout phase of Operation Taconite. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard)

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police and Thunder Bay Fire Rescue received a 911 call at 4:45AM this morning.

Police report that on February 21, 2016 they received a call from a female who had received a text from her boyfriend that he was gone for a walk on the ice in the harbor.

Police and Fire attended in the area of Fisherman’s Road and began searching for the male. Fire went out in the hovercraft and located footprints leading out and back to shore .

The male was texting his girlfriend during the incident and was eventually located back at his residence.

Police spoke to the male who advised he just wanted to go for a walk and take a picture.

Fire advised while searching for the male there was open water just past the break wall. Police are reminding the public that this area is under the authority of the Harbor Master and permission is required to go out on the ice.