T3PS Locates Missing Person on Ice

FROM: GENERAL HEADQUARTERS                                         DATE: Feb. 5, 2021

T3PS Locates Missing Person on Ice

(FORT FRANCES) – On the evening of February 4, 2021 Treaty Three Police with the assistance of Mitaanjigamiing community members located a person who was reported missing earlier that evening and last seen traveling on a community ice road by foot.

Concerned for the missing person’s wellbeing, community members directed responding T3PS officers to tracks found on a trail which were followed until they ended in slush. The missing person was found by Cst. BOOTH on a nearby shore which was surrounded by slush. T3PS deployed a secondary ice road parallel to the shore to direct Emergency Response Team (ERT) to the correct location. The missing person was then transported to a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital. T3PS commends Cst. BOOTH for his actions and wishes to thank ERT and community members for their assistance.

T3PS cautions anyone who decides to venture onto ice-covered bodies of water should do so with extreme caution and to be mindful that ice conditions can vary from day-to-day, from hour-to-hour and from one location to the next.

The Treaty Three Police Service is a self-administered Policing entity under the First Nations Policing Program in Canada and is responsible for full policing duties spanning 55,000 square miles of the Greater Treaty Three Region in Northwestern Ontario. This includes approximately 20,000 residents in 23 First Nation Communities.

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Contact:

Sergeant Mark Bruyere

South Detachment

Treaty Three Police Service

Tel: (807) 274-1565

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