Vehicle Went Through Ice

Posted On Sunday January 16, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, January 16, 2022  9:12 pm

(Ottawa) — On Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm, the Ottawa Police Service attended the area of Old Mill Way (near White Horse Park) to investigate a motor vehicle that had partially submerged through the ice along the Rideau River. The lone occupant was rescued by local residents by using a kayak and quick safe thinking. There were no reported injuries to the driver.

The driver was subsequently charged with one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle under the Criminal Code of Canada. The vehicle is still in the river and could pose as a hazard for curious onlookers venturing out on the ice.

This portion of the river has thin ice compared to other areas of the river. Ice conditions at this time of the year can be unpredictable. The Ottawa Police Service would like to remind residents to stay off the ice and remember “No Ice is Safe Ice”. 

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