Citizens Rescue Man From The Detroit River

Monday January 25th, 2016

Posted at 3:05pm


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File photo of Windsor's riverfront

File photo of Windsor’s riverfront

Two citizens are being hailed as heroes after they helped to pull a man from the Detroit River, Saturday evening.

Firefighters, EMS and Police were dispatched around 5pm to the riverfront, just west of Ouellette Avenue.

Officers arrived and observed a crowd of people gathered around a soaking wet male on park bench just south of the riverfront. Police learned that two citizens observed the man in distress and ran to the riverfront to offer assistance.

The citizens helped pull him out of the water and once they got him to safety they used their clothing to warm the male. Other citizens observed this and also came to offer assistance.

Two citizens carried the male to the Windsor Police cruiser in order to bring up the male’s core temperature in the heated cruiser. Windsor Fire rescue arrived and also assisted with first aid until ambulance arrived. The male was then transported to hospital.

It’s not clear how the man ended up in the water.

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