Manitoba Man Rescued After Fall Through River Ice

By Sarah Klein

A 28-year-old Sagkeeng man was rescued from the chilly Winnipeg River on Sunday after falling through the ice while fishing.

The incident happened at about 7 p.m. near Sagkeeng First Nation roughly 100 metres from shore.

RCMP say the man was travelling on an ATV at the time when it went partially through the ice, sending the man into the water. Two RCMP officers put on floatation suits and borrowed a canoe to rescue the man. They passed him a rope and a life jacket, and were able to make it back to shore. The man was taken to hospital for treatment by ambulance.

The same day, RCMP warned the public to stay off the ice due to unsafe river conditions.

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