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Boaters, dog rescued after vessel capsizes in Lake Simcoe

Police say all parties were taken to hospital
OPP vessel
Photo supplied by Ontario Provincial Police

Members of the Orillia detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to an overdue boater on Lake Simcoe near Georgina Island.

On Sept. 12, 2021, shortly after 8:30 a.m., officers began a search of Lake Simcoe after receiving a request for assistance from a neighbouring police service for an overdue vessel. 

An OPP marine officer and an auxiliary officer located the two adults and dog at approximately 10 a.m. in the water near Georgina Island with a capsized sailboat located beside them.

All parties were taken to the hospital via ambulance for assessment due to having spent a significant length of time in the water.

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