Two people were still missing Sunday night after falling through the ice on a lake northeast of Kingston, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police say officers responded to a call for three people falling through the ice on Charleston Lake just after 6 p.m. Sunday. An OPP spokesperson told CTV News Ottawa one person was rescued safe and sound.
Police said the two others were still missing last night.
The Charleston Lake is located about 70 kilometres northeast of Kingston and 130 kilometres southwest of Ottawa.
Officers, the fire department and a helicopter from the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton were assisting with the search.
The mayor of the Township of Leeds and The 1000 Islands is asking people to avoid going out on the ice for the foreseeable future.
“As many are hearing reports of drownings at Charleston Lake, please keep in mind that family and friends who lost loved ones are being notified,” Corinna Smith-Gatcke said.
No other details have been provided at this time.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided when it becomes available.
With files from CTV News Ottawa’s Josh Pringle