01/06/2012 04:40 EST | Updated 03/07/2012 05:12 EST

New Brunswick man rescued from ice floe

New Brunswick RCMP are reminding people to be careful on or near frozen waterways after a man had to be rescued from an ice floe in the Bay of Chaleur in McLeods on Friday.

The man, 47, from Kedgwick had been fishing smelt near Trepanier Beach when the ice he was standing on broke away from the shoreline, RCMP Cpl. Daniel Melanson said in a news release.

The ice had drifted about 100 metres from shore when emergency crews reached him, Melanson said, adding the man was shaken, but not hurt.

"The RCMP is reminding people to take extra precautions when participating in activities on or near frozen waterways, especially in areas where strong currents and tides are present," Melanson said.

Members of the District 9 RCMP, Listuguj police and the Listuguj Fire Department participated in the rescue.