The soldiers floating in the broken ice of Parry Sound’s harbour were calling for help.
“Help me, I’m freezing,” shouted one. “I can’t feel my hands. I’ve been here for ever. I won’t last much longer. Please, get me out of here. Hurry.”
The response from Steve Ruskay, an ice rescue expert with Raven Rescue, was calm. “Keep it down, guys. I don’t want people getting alarmed and calling the police.”