Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay firefighters rescue semi-conscious individual from waterway

Firefighters and police officers were called to the area of the Thunder Centre, near the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway at about 2:20 p.m. Sunday, where an individual was reportedly found face-up in the water.
Firefighters rescued a person from the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway near the Thunder Centre on Sunday afternoon. (Cathy Alex/CBC)

Officials with Thunder Bay's fire department say one person has been rescued after being found floating in a local waterway.

Emergency responders were called to the area of the Thunder Centre along the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway at about 2:20 p.m. Sunday, where an individual was face-up in the water, according to a media release.

A firefighter, tethered to the shore, swam with a flotation device to the person, who officials say was not responding to verbal cues.

The individual was brought to shore and was semi-conscious when they were carried up, the department said.

Fire officials said the person was assessed by paramedics on scene and taken to hospital.

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