Two Toronto residents were unhurt after their car went through the ice on Lake Simcoe following an ice fishing excursion.
According to South Simcoe Police, On Monday, February 17, around 5:15 pm, officers were called to Shore Acres Drive in Innisfil for a report of a car that went through a pressure crack on Lake Simcoe.
Officers say the driver and his passenger were ice fishing and had parked their Toyota on the ice.
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“The pair was in the process of driving off the frozen lake when the front end of the vehicle broke through the ice,” said police. “The Toyota wound up partially submerged but the occupants managed to get out safely.”
Police added that a Good Samaritan used a snow machine to pull the vehicle from the water.
According to officers, the vehicle’s bumper was dislodged and there was over two inches of water inside the car, which was not drivable and had to be towed to Toronto.
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“South Simcoe Police Service wants to remind the public that no ice is ever completely safe,” said the police department. “Ice can shift, be unpredictable and have varying thickness. We are glad that this incident ended happily and without any injuries.”