Man reported uninjured after being rescued from overturned float plane

By: Staff

THUNDER BAY – A man was rescued Saturday morning from an overturned floatplane in the Thunder Bay harbour. The man escaped with no injuries after being rescued by a fellow floatplane pilot.

Responders found the plane overturned and partially submerged inside the breakwall in the Current River area, near the Richardson grain elevator, around 9:15 a.m.. Thunder Bay Fire Rescue deployed two vessels, while coast guard vessel CMF Trenton also assisted.

After donning immersion suits to check for potential victims, firefighters learned the pilot had been removed with assistance from another float plane pilot in the area. He had been the sole occupant of the aircraft.

The pilot was checked by paramedics on shore and found to be uninjured.