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Sunday June 2nd, 2013

Posted at 9:48pm

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The Detroit River at McKay Avenue as seen on Google Streetview

Just after 1pm Sunday, Windsor police were called to the Detroit River at the foot of McKay Avenue.

Police say that when they arrived they were flagged down by a women with two young children who were crying frantically. The women pointed to a man in the water.

The officer went to a nearby life-preserver box at the riverfront to find that it was missing, so he retrieved one from the cruiser.

The officer tossed it to the male who was resisting the officers efforts however the officer was able to snag the male and hold him above the water.

Windsor Fire arrived and were able to attach two ladders to the break wall, climb down to the water’s edge and pull the man up and over the railing to shore.

The  53-year-old man was taken to hospital where he remains under observation and is expected to survive.

Victim Services were called in to deal with the two young children were traumatized by this event.

The mother of the two children was praised by officers for remaining calm and distracting the male in the water while the officer, Constable Jamie Fummerton was able to secure the life ring around the males head and arm holding him from going under until further assistance arrived on scene.

Police are requesting if anyone notices that a life ring is missing from the boxes that are attached to poles or the railings, that they call them or Windsor fire.

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