62 year old man and granddaughter safe as their snowmobile goes under on Lake Simcoe

York Regional Police is reminding outdoor enthusiasts that the ice is unsafe, after two snowmobilers experienced a close-call on Lake Simcoe yesterday.

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at approximately 1:35 p.m., police along with fire and emergency services, responded to a sighting of a snowmobile through the ice on Lake Simcoe, approximately 100 metres off-shore near Cooks Bay.

Ice-rescue workers from York Regional Police quickly responded to the scene, only to find that the driver and his passenger had already made it safely to shore. A 62-year-old Georgina man and his five-year-old granddaughter were not injured as a result of the incident.

York Regional Police is reminding citizens that the lakes and streams are dangerously unsafe and not frozen. There is still open water present in parts of Lake Simcoe and surrounding rivers and streams. Watch for pressure cracks and open bodies of water as these are sure signs ice is not safe and should be avoided.

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