Woman loses entire family in Oak St. puddle

From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff

NORTH BAY — In a tragic turn of events, a North Bay woman has lost her entire family in a city street puddle.

North Bay Police Services confirm that at approximately 6:30 pm Sunday night, Marla Larson was walking with her husband Anthony, daughter Paisley, and son Marty when all but Marla fell into a puddle on Oak St. and disappeared.

“It’s awful” says Constable Edward Ott. “But sadly, not unheard of. Last year we lost an entire school bus on Labreche Dr.”

Marla Larson wants to warn others not to make the same mistake.

“If it’s raining in the winter, for the love of all that is holy, stay home” says Larson. “We just wanted to get out on a Sunday and stretch our legs. And now… and now…”

“The tragic thing is that it’s happened again,” sobs Marla. “Ten years ago I lost my first family in the puddle outside the North Bay Mall.”

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