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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Capsized Dingy in the Owen Sound Harbour

Owen Sound | by Vanessa Culbert  

OPP say two people were treated for hypothermia after their dingy took on water

Grey County OPP are crediting life jackets for keeping two people alive after a dingy capsized in the Owen Sound harbour.

OPP say on Thursday night around 7pm they received a call after an inflatable dingy, carrying two people, took on water and capsized.

OPP, along with Owen Sound Police Service, Owen Sound Fire Department and Grey County Paramedic Services responded to the scene.

 The victims, a 28-year old male from Arran-Elderslie and a 31-year old female from Tillsonburg  were wearing life jackets. They were able to make it to the harbour wall with the assistance of a Good Samaritan who tossed a rope to the pair.

The Owen Sound Fire Department used their rescue vessel to retrieve the victims who had limited swimming abilities.

They were transported via ambulance to hospital after suffering from hypothermia. Despite the 30 degree Celsius outdoor temperature, the water is still very cold this time of year.

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