Category: Rescue

Post
RIVER RESCUE: Drunks and Drowning at the McIntyre

RIVER RESCUE: Drunks and Drowning at the McIntyre

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The area surrounding the McIntyre Floodway in Thunder Bay, especially downstream from Confederation College is overwhelmingly populated by people abusing alcohol and drugs. This evening, a group of drunk people were enjoying drunken activities along the river when an incident unfolded. A drunken woman ended up in the river and struggling...

Post
Specialized Disaster Response Teams Investment in Thunder Bay

Specialized Disaster Response Teams Investment in Thunder Bay

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Ontario’s government is keeping the people of Thunder Bay safe by investing $450,000 for specialized Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and Hazardous Materials (HazMat) teams. These emergency response teams are comprised of specialized police, firefighters and paramedics, and provide support in situations where additional or more technical resources are required. “When disaster...

Post
McIntyre River Rescue: Woman Pulled From the Water

McIntyre River Rescue: Woman Pulled From the Water

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A recurring issue in Thunder Bay is the numerous amounts of people that end up in danger because they somehow find their way into the McIntyre River. This evening was no different. A drunken woman was pulled out of the water this evening around 9:00 pm. People we spoke to in...

Post
McIntyre River Rescue: Intoxicated Woman

McIntyre River Rescue: Intoxicated Woman

(THUNDER BAY, ON) –  We have received reports about yet another water rescue from the McIntyre River. This afternoon, members of the Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, and Superior North EMS responded to an incident at the McIntyre River begins the LCBO. A 911 call was made when a person became aware...

Post
Citizen, Police, Rescue Man From River

Citizen, Police, Rescue Man From River

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – First responders were dispatched to the Neebing River at an area just behind the Metro grocery store at the Arthur Street Marketplace just after 12:40 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a male in the river. A good Samaritan attempted to help the male out of the river, but called 911 after those...

Post
Two Stranded Snowmobilers Rescued

Two Stranded Snowmobilers Rescued

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – On February 17, 2019 at approximately 12:01 p.m., officers from the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male and female who were stranded on Moose Lake. A male and female were out snowmobiling when their motorized snow vehicle (MSV) became stuck in...

Post
NORTHERN ICE WATER RESCUE

NORTHERN ICE WATER RESCUE

(MOOSONEE, ON) – On December 1st, 2018, at 9:56 am, members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of someone in distress on the Moose River, near the shore of Moosonee. Police located three persons stranded on the ice a short distance from shore. With the assistance...

Post
KAM RIVER PARK WATER RESCUE & OVERDOSE

KAM RIVER PARK WATER RESCUE & OVERDOSE

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A very concerning event has unfolded at a south side riverside park this evening. A REAL Concerned Citizen has informed us that they were at the Kam River Park and noticed a water rescue in progress. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue arrived on scene to rescue a person from the water and...

Post
MARINA PARK WATER RESCUE

MARINA PARK WATER RESCUE

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Several REAL Concerned Citizens have contacted us about a water rescue happening at Marina Park this evening. Eyewitness accounts tell us that there was people in a boat who spotted the person in the water. An attractive REAL Concerned Citizen (Larissa Satten) was on location and told us that the person...

Post
MOUNT MCKAY RESCUE

MOUNT MCKAY RESCUE

(FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION, ON) – A wild fog engulfed the top of Mount McKay this evening, which spelled disaster for one hiker. Tips came into our newsdesk about a woman that became stranded on the mountain during her hike, when she fell and injured herself. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue was called to the location,...

Post
CANOE CAPSIZE: WATER RESCUE

CANOE CAPSIZE: WATER RESCUE

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Reports hit our newsroom and filtered down to our news desk where we used our news eyes to read that a canoe had capsized near the Marina late this afternoon. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue and the Canada Coast Guard responded to the situation with speed and precision. Within about 30 minutes...

Post
TWO PEOPLE RESCUED FROM MCINTYRE RIVER

TWO PEOPLE RESCUED FROM MCINTYRE RIVER

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This afternoon, shortly before 3:00 pm, two people were in the McIntyre river, and required rescue. Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, and Superior North EMS responded to the scene. Sources have indicated that a person walking by, rescued the two people, and that no serious injuries were sustained.

Post
MOUNTAIN RESCUE

MOUNTAIN RESCUE

(FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION, ON) – Two people required rescue from Mount McKay earlier today. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded in Rescue-Mode as they bravely embarked on a mission to retrieve two woman who were trapped near a steep ledge of the mountain on the north side. Rescue crews deployed from the top down and...

Post
(VIDEO) SOUTHERN AVE RIVER RESCUE

(VIDEO) SOUTHERN AVE RIVER RESCUE

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – A Thursday evening water rescue was orchestrated on the Neebing River. Witnesses said that a woman had gone under the surface, and 911 was called. Responding to the scene with lightning quick reflexes were the Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Superior North EMS, and Thunder Bay Police Service. They arrived on scene prepared...

Post
SAIL BOAT OVERTURNED

SAIL BOAT OVERTURNED

(THUNDER BAY, ONT) A sail boat has overturned within the break wall of the waterfront late this afternoon. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, Superior North EMS, and the Canada Coast Guard responded to the scene. After a short while, it was noticed by a witness on the scene that the sailboat had turned itself back upright....

Post
KAM RIVER RESCUE

KAM RIVER RESCUE

(OLIVER PAIPOONGE, ONT) – A river rescue has been orchestrated by Thunder Bay Fire Rescue along with Oliver Paipoonge Fire & Emergency Services Around 4:00 pm today, a call came in regarding a person that was in the Kaministiqua River near King George’s Park Drive. A person had allegedly fallen out of a boat and...

Post
MAN FALLS FROM BLUFFS

MAN FALLS FROM BLUFFS

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A situation earlier this week on Wednesday near the Current River bluffs, had Superior North EMS, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, and Thunder Bay Police Service respond to an individual who fell from a rock cliff, appoxximately 40-feet in height. The 911 call came in shortly after 8:00 am, which reported a...

Post
FIREFIGHTERS KEPT BUSY THIS AFTERNOON

FIREFIGHTERS KEPT BUSY THIS AFTERNOON

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Firefighters were kept very busy this afternoon. Two grass fires, a youth on the roof of a church, several false automatic fire alarms, two assaults and more kept Thunder Bay Fire Rescue deployed throughout most of the day. A report of a grass fire near the intersection...

Post
KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER RESCUE – DEER EDITION

KAMINISTIQUIA RIVER RESCUE – DEER EDITION

A group of people were enjoying the sunset views next to the Kaministiquia River near Island drive, when an unexpected turn of events unfolded before their eyes. There was a few deer on the ice, walking around and enjoying the sunset as well. Then one of the deer must have wandered over to some thin...

Post
NEEBING RIVER WATER RESCUE – SIMPSON STREET BRIDGE

NEEBING RIVER WATER RESCUE – SIMPSON STREET BRIDGE

Just before 8:00 pm this evening, a male was in the middle of the Neebing River, near the Simpson Street Bridge. Eyewitnesses on the scene told TRCCTB.COM in an interview that the male was screaming and swearing with a heavy slur. Shortly after that, the call was made to 911 to request assistance for the...

Post
BREAKING: McIntyre River Rescue

BREAKING: McIntyre River Rescue

Witnesses tell us at least one person was rescued from the McIntyre river this evening by emergency services. The call came in shortly after 8:00 pm this evening and had Thunder Bay Police Service, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, and Superior North EMS respond. Several witnesses on the scene told TRCCTB that at least one person...