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Missing persons located

Three people who went missing after they failed to return after dark from an ice-fishing trip on Millerd Lake Thursday have been located. A father, his one-year old son and his 69-year old father-in-law left at 10:30 am Thursday to go ice fishing.
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Three people who went missing after they failed to return after dark from an ice-fishing trip on Millerd Lake Thursday have been located.

A father, his one-year old son and his 69-year old father-in-law left at 10:30 am Thursday to go ice fishing. When they started heading home at 6:30 pm, the trio broke through the ice on a creek and fell into three metres of water.

Without any floatation devices, the three swam to shore where they walked for one kilometre and broke into a nearby camp for survival.

At 12:50 am Friday, OPP officers found the father and son walking out from the trail uninjured. Another OPP and a STOP officer went to the camp to rescue the father-in-law, who was suffering from hypothermia. The man was taken to St. Joseph's Health Centre, where his condition stabilized.

Police are reminding the public to beware of the dangers of thin ice and to wear a floatation device when on the water.




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