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The latest incident by the McIntyre River in Thunder Bay has some residents questioning their safety in the city.
On Wednesday night, police pulled a 20-year-old unconscious man from the river.
The incident comes just four days after the body of 21-year-old Dylan Moonias was discovered near the same area.
“I was driving by here like 20 minutes before everyone was here and it was quiet,” said Tina Achneepineskum who is a member of the Thunder Bay Bear Clan. “Maybe 20 minutes later is when we saw all this here so I pulled over and we just heard people saying that they saw a body. A body being pulled out.”
“Maybe 20 minutes later is when we saw all this here so I pulled over and we just heard people saying that they saw a body. A body being pulled out.”
Police pulled the man out of the water just after 8 p.m.
Investigators remained at the scene for most of the night.
This is the fifth case of a body being found near a Thunder Bay waterway this year.
“I just wish I could be just be everywhere and just patrol every night and make sure it doesn’t happen all the time or a lot,” said Achneepineskum.
All the people found by the river so far this year have been under the age of 21.
Achneepineskum said younger people living on the street are left to fend for themselves.
“They’re younger and we don’t really mix with them,” she said. “Us older people we know each other and we look after each other but the younger people I don’t know why they don’t seem to look after each other.”
Achneepinkeskum said more safety measures need to be implemented.
In May, a water safety audit was conducted by the city and lights and cameras were recommended for sections of the waterways.
It’s not clear whether the recommendations from the audit will be carried out.
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