Stranded Snowmobilers Rescued on Moose Lake

Thunder Bay OPP Detachment News Update

Canadian Rangers find and rescue a snowmobiler who has gone through the ice in a mock incident during a search and rescue exercise
There are risks on the ice in this stock image, Canadian Rangers find and rescue a snowmobiler who has gone through the ice in a mock incident during a search and rescue exercise

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – On February 17, 2019, at approximately 12:01 pm, officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male and female who were stranded on Moose Lake.

A male and female were out snowmobiling when their motorized snow vehicle (MSV) became stuck in slushy ice conditions on Moose Lake, causing them to be stranded on the lake and unable to return to their camp.

Due to the deteriorating ice conditions, a rescue by MSV was not possible. Over the weekend, OPP was tweeting on the local ice conditions and asking people to be careful

Officers from the North West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended the location with assistance from Wisk Air Helicopter and rescued the male and female.

Both were located in good condition, and no injuries were reported. They were transported safely to Thunder Bay.