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Some people on edge after latest incident by the McIntyre River in Thunder Bay



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Brittany Hobson
APTN National News
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.

 

Contact Brittany here: bhobson@aptn.ca

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3 Responses to “Some people on edge after latest incident by the McIntyre River in Thunder Bay”

  1. kellycpatrick@gmail.com'
    Kelly Patrick September 29, 2017 at 1:32 am #

    Everybody in Thunder Bay with a conscience is on edge. Staff, from the VP Academic Supports at Lakehead University to Indigenous faculty, remind Indigenous students daily, those who are trying to get a post secondary education to further their lives, not be out at night. That is apartheid

  2. Tjshield@lakeheadu.ca'
    Tracy Shields September 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    What is complicating the situation is the claim that 50 people have been revived by the police. If people called the police 50 times, where are the facebook posts? It feels like this boy’s situation is being used to pump up police image.

  3. mountainwoman10@gmail.com'
    Ol man October 2, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    The Private School for American Indian Tribal Sciences can put an end to these murders of young Indians but they must enroll for life and that takes the consent from the parents and support monies from the reserves piggy bank as well as the big piggy Indian Affairs again that’s asking too much from a government that is comprised of liars and thieves ….The bear clan should be following the police and their relatives then you might find out who the murders really….Old Man Unafraid.