On May 24, 2014 at approximately 7:20 pm Carleton Place Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were approached on Mill Street by a woman who was concerned about a female she had seen earlier by the Mississippi River. It appeared that the female was confused and wet from being in the river.
Officers checked the river shoreline in the area of Mill Street and Princess Street and observed a female in neck high water clinging onto branches of a bush on the shoreline. She appeared to be weak, cold and unable to speak. Two officers were able to physically pull the female from the swift moving water. The 55 year old Carleton Place woman was taken to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries for further assessment.
Investigators would like to speak to the good citizen who alerted officers. Please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.