(GODERICH, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is crediting a Goderich man for rescuing a 7-year-old girl from Lake Huron this past weekend.
On September 4, 2021 at approximately 10:05 a.m. Huron OPP officers received a call about a young girl that was caught in the wind and currents and was getting blown out from shore on a toy inflatable at the Rotary Cove Beach. The child was not wearing a life jacket and was approximately 50 metres from the shoreline. The child was unable to get to shore on her own and the family members she was with were not strong enough swimmers to bring her back in.
Fortunately, a 20-year-old Goderich man that was out for a walk realized what was happening and leapt into action. He was able to swim out to the girl and was able to safely tow her back into shore.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has responded to several drownings this year and this event could have certainly ended up in a fatality had it not been for the life-saving actions of this man.