The OPP will be recognizing life savers from Pellatt Wednesday in Thunder Bay. Commissioner Vince Hawkes will be in attendance, as he thanks rescuers for saving the lives of an older couple on Sandy Lake, after they had broken through the ice.
The police service will also be recognizing members of Grassy Narrows. They will receive a Commissioner's Citation for Lifesaving for coming to the rescue of an overdue motorist, who rolled his vehicle in a snowstorm and was trapped inside with no heat for over 16 hours.
The North West Region Awards are part of a series of award ceremonies held by the OPP every year to recognize various people in each of its regions. Among those recognized are OPP uniformed and civilian members, as well as community members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, dedication, perseverance, innovation and an overall commitment to the OPP and the communities they serve. Employees who have reached service milestones are also recognized.
Also, an off duty Nipigon OPP officer who -- while out fishing on Lake Superior -- came across two intoxicated subjects in a sailboat. One of the men fell into the lake and was in distress, when the officer pulled the subject from the icy waters and placed both men under arrest for impaired operation of a vessel. A First Nations Constable will be receiving a Commissioners Letter and St. John Ambulance award for performing CPR on a suicide victim. He was able to revive the subject which allowed them to be transported to a Winnipeg hospital.
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