Boy safe after ice rescue near Cardigan

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A boy is safe after being rescued from an ice chunk in the Seal River near Cardigan.

The call to 911 came about 5:30 p.m. Monday, bringing out Kings district RCMP, Cardigan volunteer fire department and Island EMS.

Map of rescue area

Constable Stephen Duggan of the RCMP tells The Guardian that a boy and his younger brother were playing around a bridge at the river.

“A youth from that area was moving some ice, got stuck on an ice pan and it drifted about 200 metres down the river,” said Duggan.

Cardigan fire department was first on the scene and launched its rescue boat and soon had the boy on board.

“He was a little cold,” said Duggan. “He was out there about half an hour and all was good.”

The boy did not require medical attention, said the officer.

“We are reminding people that walking on ice is dangerous in the winter, given the temperature of the water,” said Duggan.

NArmstrong@TheGuardian.pe.ca

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Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Seal River

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  • heroes
    February 24, 2014 - 21:34

    I regard these selfless people, firefighters and other live savers, as heroes, not unlike veterans of wars, who knowingly risk everything to save the life of another.

  • always there to help
    February 24, 2014 - 19:16

    Where would we be if we did not have volunteer fire fighters to help out when needed. good job CVFD.