Mississauga man in need of water rescue after Friday downpour


Published July 2, 2021 at 10:50 pm


The Misissauga fire department rescued a man who was clinging to a tree in the middle of a fast-moving creek.

At 6:36 p.m. on Friday night (July 2), Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services said that its water rescue team was in the area of 181 Whitchurch Mews, northeast of Dundas Street and Kirwin Avenue. A man was on to a tree with fast-moving water around him, likely as a result of the heavy rains that passed through the Golden Horsehoe.

It is at least the second time this week that MFES has had to perform a water rescue. Two teenagers were rescued from a storm drain along the Credit River on Tuesday (June 29).

The City of Mississauga has a flood outlook in effect. It states that no one should enter “large culverts, inlets and outlets for any reason, particularly during rain events. Local streams and rivers could become dangerous in an instant.”

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