Saskatoon Fire Department is reminding residents to avoid the ice on the South Saskatchewan River after a man ventured out Thursday afternoon.
The departments says they received reports of a man walking on the ice near University Bridge around 3 p.m.
A firefighter in a dry suit approached the man with a water rescue craft on standby when he broke through to his waist.
The man was able to pull himself out of the river, and the firefighter helped him to safety.
The man was treated at the scene by fire paramedics then transported to hospital by MD Ambulance.