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Four men rescued from the ice by boat and a Trenton military helicopter 

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There has been another dangerous situation in eastern Ontario with people venturing onto the ice.  

Ontario Provincial Police say that just after 5:00 p.m. on February 21, the men had been out fishing on Wellers Bay, in the Consecon area.  

The ice they were on separated from shore, leaving them no way to get back. 

Officers with the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police, and officers from Quinte West Emergency Response Team responded to the scene.  

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Two men were then rescued by boat, by Prince Edward Fire and Rescue. Two more men were rescued by a Search and Rescue Squadron helicopter from Canadian Forces Base Trenton. 

There have been several recent incidents across eastern Ontario involving people falling through the ice, including one which tragically resulted in the deaths of two people. 

The OPP continues to stress that no ice is safe ice as this winter weather has not been typical and ice conditions are therefore unpredictable. 


Ice is greatly affected by weather, as well as other factors including: 

  • Water depth and size of body of water
  • Currents and other moving water
  • Logs, rocks, and shoals absorbing heat from the sun
  • Changing air temperature


Police say that this week’s mild weather will make the ice even less stable. 


Children should not play near or on ice covered bodies of water or even cold or fast flowing water. 

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