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Community Member Assists Police In Finding Male With A Cane Who Ventured Onto The Ice

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service is thanking community members for assisting them with locating an elderly male who ventured onto the ice.

Officers received a call from a concerned citizen who had observed an elderly male walking on the ice with his cane on February 2, 2021 at 2:59pm. Police began searching the Lindsay Street North area of the Scugog River where the man was last seen. 

Access to the river in the area was blocked, making it difficult for officers to find any trace of the male. While scouring the area police spoke with a very helpful community member, Mr. Scott Moggach who was in the area practicing flying his new drone. Moggach, offered to help and was able to assist officers in locating tracks in the snow, which led police to the male’s residence where he was located safe and sound.

Courtesy KLPS

“We will lead our community in in increasing its, collective capacity to share responsibility for everyone’s safety, security and well-being. Thank you, to the citizens of Kawartha Lakes who regularly step up and assist in making our community a safer place to live, work and play.” said police.



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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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