Provincial police in Norfolk County are praising the quick actions of a local paddle boarder who came to the rescue of a 7-year-old girl in Lake Erie near Long Point on Tuesday.
According to police, the girl had been on an inflatable floating device in the water when she drifted a kilometre away from shore around 7:16 p.m., police said.
Emergency crews attended the scene on Erie Boulevard in Long Point just as a paddle boarder was bringing the girl ashore, police said.
In a statement, Const. Ed Sanchuk with Norfolk OPP said police wished to thank the individual, and reminded parents and guardians to stay within arm’s reach of their kids while they’re in the water.