Dangerous waters: Firefighters rescue child from river, LPS issue boating ban for Thames
The Thames River in London, Ont. is seen Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Sean Irvine / CTV News)
LONDON, ONT. -- Thursday evening London firefighters were called to a section of the Thames River in northeast London after a child wound up in the water.
Firefighters entered the water to rescue the child.
The age of the child was not specified by the London Fire Department described them as a preteen.
According to fire officials an adult and the child were near the river off Cobblestone Road when the child ended up in the waters.
Crews were able to quickly rescue the child and no injuries were reported.
Fire officials want to remind the public to stay away from the river and other bodies of water during this time of year.
Meanwhile the London Police Service has issued a boating ban on all portions of the Thames River within the City.
The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority notified police that water levels in the river have reached a hazardous point.
The ban will be in place until water levels have receded.