Last weekend, a person was rescued after falling through the ice at Duck Lake.
On Jan 20 at 2:46 p.m., the Creston Valley and Wynndel Lakeview fire departments were dispatched to Duck Lake for an ice rescue.
Firefighters arrived to find that a person had fallen through the ice and into the water approximately 800 feet off shore. Quick-thinking bystanders used a boat to remove the person from the water before the arrival of firefighters.
Upon arrival, rescue crews then used ropes to assist the bystanders with pulling the boat to shore with all everyone on board.
Firefighters then bundled the person into a basket stretcher and treated them for cold-related injuries. The patient was transferred to waiting BC Emergency Health Services paramedics for continued treatment and then transported to hospital.
“All of the emergency responders would like to thank and recognize the witnesses and bystanders for their quick actions and assistance with this incident,” said Creston Fire Rescue in a statement on Facebook.