Local emergency services successfully collaborated in an effort to locate a missing kayaker in the Grassy River area Tuesday evening.
The Timmins Police Service, responded in collaboration with the Timmins Fire Department, the Mountjoy Volunteer Fire Hall and Timmins EMS personnel.
In response to a call for service regarding a lost person received at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Timmins Fire Department launched its rescue vessel off of Dalton Road onto the Grassy River.
These efforts were bolstered by a comprehensive ground search headed by Timmins Police Service personnel involving the use of all-terrain vehicles in an effort to locate a 52-year-old female kayaker who had become separated from her party and was reported lost.
The search encompassed a nine-kilometre stretch of the Grassy River and adjoining trail systems.
The responding police and fire personnel were eventually able to locate the missing kayaker thanks mostly to the fact she had a whistle with her and could respond to searchers calling out for her.