Skater falls through ice — calls 911 for res­cue

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL -

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.

AN­DREW COLLINS, SPE­CIAL TO THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

A skater is treated near Lake Jojo after fall­ing through the ice Fri­day.

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