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Emergency crews respond to report of people through Lake Simcoe ice

Police have found no evidence to substantiate a call that numerous people had fallen through the ice on Lake Simcoe Thursday afternoon (March 14).

Emergency crews responded to Lake Simcoe after receiving a call that people or ice huts had fallen through the ice near Port Bolster but shortly after 3 p.m., police indicated they had found nothing to indicate this was actually the case.

“At this stage we have found no one in distress and no signs that anything like this has occurred,” reads a social media post from York Regional Police.

“We continue to check the area with Air2 and resources on the ground.”

Brock Township Fire Chief Rick Harrison confirmed that news in an interview around 3:45 p.m.

“We haven’t found anything at this point, which is good news,” he said.

“And it’s nice to know that when we do receive a call like this, the response is unbelievable.”

Chief Harrison said that the air boats from the YRPS and the Georgina Fire Department helped search the area, along with police helicopters.

Watch for more information as it becomes available.

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