Three DRPS officers jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario to help rescue a distraught man from Oshawa Saturday (Dec. 7).
Officers were called to Simcoe Street South in Oshawa for a distraught male who had jumped into the lake around 8 p.m.
Police said that a friend of the man also entered the water to help.
“Three officers removed their equipment and without hesitation entered the lake to rescue the two males. It was pitch black and the water was up to their chest. The officers were able to pull them out of the water and drag them to the shoreline in a few minutes,” reads a media release from police.
“A male officer collapsed into the arms of one of the other responding officers due to hypothermia after reaching the shore.”
The officer and the two victims were taken to local hospital and treated after being exposed to the cold waters. They’ve since been released.
Two female officers were also treated at the scene.
“The 48-year-old male was apprehended under the Mental Health Act and was assessed at the hospital. The temperature at the time of this incident was -5 Celsius,” the media release reads.