THUNDER BAY – UPDATE – Thunder Bay Police combed the banks of the Neebing Floodway and canvassed businesses for video images of the waterway, and spoke to people in the immediate area to try to determine if anyone saw a person on the ice or walking around with wet clothing to try to determine what happened.
Fire Rescue Services brought in a boat to break up the ice to try to and probe the area with poles to search for a person.
Officers spoke with the complainant who stated they saw a person walking on the ice with a stick at approximately 5:15 Tuesday evening and they saw them drop into the ice up to their chest. The gender of the person is not confirmed but they were described as wearing beige cargo pants and a blue (possibly plaid) jacket.
The search efforts have been discontinued as search efforts did not locate anyone.
Police are speaking to the public to assist in the following ways:
1. If you are the person who fell in the ice, call the police immediately so your welfare may be confirmed.
2. Anyone in the intercity area that may have seen a person matching this description on the ice or walking in the area with wet clothing, please call the police. All details are important.
3. If anyone recognizes the brief description above of the person described on the ice, please notify the police if you can not locate them.
Anyone with any kind of information may call the TBPS at 684-1200 or 911.