Skater falls through ice — calls 911 for rescue
A 67-year-old man was taken to hospital as a precaution after he fell through the ice on Lake Jojo in Dundas, while skating Friday afternoon.
The man, who was alone and waist-deep in water, couldn’t pull himself out of the lake near Sleepy Hollow Crescent, so he grabbed his cellphone and called for help about 2 p.m., said Staff Sgt. Gary Thompson.
When emergency crews arrived about 2:15 p.m., they helped get the man out of the water, Thompson said.
With temperatures in Hamilton expected to reach double digits this weekend, police warned people to keep off the ice and to be sure their children and pets don’t wander onto it either.
“No ice is safe ice, and definitely with the rising temperatures this weekend, we would want people to stay off any bodies of water,” Const. Ben Rushton, of the marine unit, warned.
A skater is treated near Lake Jojo after falling through the ice Friday.