Three people rescued after falling through ice in Mission

Two adults and one child fell through the ice while skating on a small pond

The Mission RCMP would like to remind people to exercise caution when attempting to skate on frozen waterways after three people fell through some ice and into the frigid water.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. today (Dec. 27) Mission RCMP and emergency services received a 911 call, reporting up to three people that had broken through the ice of a small pond, located directly across from the Mission Rod and Gun Club on Dewdney Trunk Road.

According to a release, “there are a series of recreational trails that begin at the pond and due to the exceptionally cold weather recently, the pond was frozen over, to a certain degree.”

When officers arrived at the pond, at the 10900 block of Dewdney Trunk Road, it was determined that a male and female adult and one child had broken through the ice while ice skating

“The child had broken through to a depth of approximately their waist, while the adults slightly further,” the release stated.

Mission Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance Services also attended the scene.

All three people were safely removed from the pond, provided warming blankets and stripped of their wet clothes.

“All three are expected to recover from their frigid water exposure and there is obviously nothing of a criminal nature associated, apart from the ice being too thin to support ice skating.”

Caution tape has been strung up at the location warning would-be skaters of the dangerous conditions.

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