Shoreline rescue

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Yesterday morning, police received information about a man in crisis on Talbot Trail, west of the Merlin Town Line. Officers followed his footprints leading to the edge of the bluffs, overlooking Lake Erie.

Police deployed the drone and the man was located a short distance away, at the bottom of the bluffs.

Two frontline patrol officers made their way to the man’s location to provide assistance and render first aid for hypothermia.

Due to their location, the U.S. Coast Guard from Selfridge Air Force Base was contacted to provide assistance. The man was rescued and airlifted to a London hospital for medical attention.

The two officers were able to return to safety on their own.

Police say support was appreciated from the search and rescue team from Trenton, Onge, C-K EMS and C-K Fire, as well as residents in the area.

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