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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Man in Mental Distress Rescued from Steep Bank

Ayton | by Ken Hashizume  

Police and fire crews were able to get the man to safety.

A man was rescued after falling into a steep bank near Ayton.

West Grey Police received a call Thursday night around 9:50 about a man suffering mental distress.

Officers located the man but he fled and later fell down a steep incline and into a river north of the Ayton Bridge.

They along with South Bruce OPP and Ayton Fire Department were able to locate the man.

It wasn't until Hanover Fire and Rescue arrived that they were able to pull the man to safety.

He was taken by Grey County Paramedics to a nearby hospital for treatment and assessment.


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