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.
#SouthBruceOPP, @SaugeenShoresFD, @CFOperations, @BruceParamedics work together on Lake Huron marine rescue. Outboard motor failed, boat and lone operator brought back to shore. Wearing a survival suit, the male was exhausted, but otherwise unharmed. #WorkingTogether ^km pic.twitter.com/293e7pAjz7— OPP West (@OPP_WR) November 21, 2019
OPP South Bruce members responded to a 16-year-old boater in distress in high winds near Southampton at approximately 12 this afternoon. The youth, who was wearing a life vest, was rescued in good health by a @SaugeenShoresFD boat. ^dr pic.twitter.com/ATMUNozOKN— OPP West (@OPP_WR) November 21, 2019