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Friday, November 22, 2019

Water Rescue Near Southampton

Southampton | by Claire McCormack  

OPP say a boater became stranded when his motor broke in high winds on Lake Huron.

The Canadian Armed Forces Operations division, South Bruce OPP, Saugeen Shores Fire and Bruce County Paramedics rescued a 16 year old boy who was stranded out on Lake Huron in high winds Thursday afternoon.

Police say they responded at about noon after the outboard motor on the teen's boat failed and he was trapped on the water.

They say, fortunately, he was wearing a survival suit which OPP Constable Kevin Martin describes as 'warm and buoyant."

The Saugeen Shores Fire Department thanked the Canadian Forces for keeping an eye on them by circling above in a Hercules plane as firefighters made their way back to shore while conditions worsened.


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