Hikers stranded on large sheet of ice drifted in Ontario lake for about three kilometres earlier than being rescued


Two hikers stranded on an ice floe that broke away from the shore of Georgian Bay close to Tobermory drifted for about three kilometres earlier than they have been rescued by an OPP helicopter on Sunday afternoon.

The 2 hikers have been out strolling close to the grotto at Bruce Peninsula Nationwide Park when the ice they have been standing on indifferent from the shoreline.

The incident was reported to police by one other individual out mountaineering within the space.

“There are some individuals out on the ice,” the caller may be heard saying in a video posted by police on Twitter.

“I suppose they walked on the market and now there’s a large separation of water between them and the mainland and so they need assistance. They higher hurry. That is getting wider and wider as we communicate.”

Within the video, the 2 hikers may be seen sitting on the ice floe as they wait to be rescued.

“We have been type of panicking as a result of the water got here in so quick,” one of many hikers tells the OPP Provincial Communications Centre.

“We didn’t know what to take action we have been type of wanting round us and realized how briskly it was filling in between the shore and us after which we knew we would have liked assist.”

Police say a Royal Canadian Air Pressure C-130 Hercules plan from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton was deployed to the realm and directed an OPP helicopter to the location the place the hikers have been trapped.

The hikers have been present in good well being and transported to Tobermory Airport.