OPP assists with on-water rescue

On July 17 at 12:14 pm, the Manitoulin OPP received a request from EMS to assist with a water rescue involving a 51-year-old male who took a fall in the McGregor Bay area from the edge of a cliff. Four parties were on scene with the injured male and advised that the cliff was steep and that OPP/EMS would have to park the boat and then walk up to the injured male.

Manitoulin OPP Marine Unit members launched from Harbor Vue Marina in Little Current with two medics and two firefighters. EMS deployed Ornge, but was unsure if a suitable landing location could be found at the incident location.

Ornge landed on nearby island. The OPP marine unit transported the patient from the cliff location to the island with Ornge.

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