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Snowmobiler Breaks Through Ice

(OXFORD COUNTY, ON) – A 26-year-old Woodstock resident is lucky to be alive after a frightening incident early this morning. 

Just after 3:30 a.m. on February 22, 2021, members of the Oxford County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Oxford County Paramedic Services and a local volunteer fire department responded after it was reported that a snowmobile had broken through the ice on a pond in Blandford-Blenheim Township, at an unknown location. The driver had become separated from friends they were travelling with, when the driver crossed a pond. The snowmobile broke through the ice, and sunk in the water, but the driver was able to self-rescue.   

After searching the area for over two hours, police located the driver just before 6:00 a.m. just outside of Innerkip. The driver was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.   

More information will be provided as it becomes available.   

Anyone with information about this or any incident is asked to contact the Oxford County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.  

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