On Thursday August 1st 2019, a 75 year old Kitchener man was left stranded on his boat on Bells Lake for three hours after wind conditions increased and heat exhaustion set in. The man had been unable to paddle his boat to the shore but fortunately, he had brought his cell phone with him and was able to call for help. Members of the West Grey Police Service and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry attended to assist the male along with another boater. The team was able to locate the man and bring him back to shore safely.
The West Grey Police Service and the MNRF are proud to have 19 years of working together in joint force operations and rescues. We would like to remind boaters to always have a planned route and let someone know where you will be travelling to and how long you will be gone.