Cross-Country Skier Pulled From Icy Waters Near Chase

RCMP in Chase say that a senior survived a fall through the ice on Niskonlith Lake, last Thursday.

A release says that the 71 year old male was cross-country skiing alone when he fell through the ice.

RCMP say that it took about 10 minutes for the male to pull himself to the ice surface, where he was assisted by family and neighbours who were able to take him back home.

Police note that the male was later taken to hospital as a precaution.