‘Ottawa’ Passerby Pulls Cornwall Ice Fisherman from Truck Sinking through Ice
INGLESIDE — A leisurely evening of ice fishing almost turned deadly Tuesday when a truck went through the ice on Hoople Creek near Cornwall.
Joshua van de Glind, 21, was helping his uncle set up his fishing hut when he noticed a Jeep beginning to sink into the water. The driver had rolled down his window and was attempting to escape.
“I ran over and gave him a hand through the window,” said van de Glind.
OPP Const. Tylor Copeland said they received the call just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday and by the time officers arrived about 10 minutes later, van de Glind and the owner of the Jeep were already on shore.
A towtruck was called to pull the Jeep out of the water Wednesday.
Hoople Creek is a popular ice-fishing spot between Long Sault and Ingleside where it meets the St. Lawrence River.
Paramedics treated and released the driver on scene, Copeland said. Police did not identify the victim, but confirmed he was elderly.