3 people rescued from Lake Simcoe after vehicle collapsed through ice

A dramatic Lake Simcoe ice rescue caught on camera is the latest example of how their year's warm weather has affected winter activities across the province. David Zura explains.

Three people were rescued from the waters of Lake Simcoe on Saturday morning after Ontario Provincial Police say they ventured onto unsafe ice.

A video posted to the OPP’s X account shows Rama Fire Rescue Service driving out to rescue a collapsed side-by-side vehicle that had broken through the unstable surface.

OPP says their aviation team offered aerial support, but Rama fire rescued everyone out of the vehicle safely.

The rescue comes just one day after York Regional Police issued a warning about unpredictable ice conditions on the lake.

“The thickness of the ice on Lake Simcoe can vary based on currents below the surface and temperatures above,” police said. “Uneven cracks can quickly form, resulting in hazardous obstacles for anyone on the lake.”

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