Two rescued from Lake Simcoe after canoe tips

By: The Canadian Press

 | Jun 20, 2014 - 10:25 AM |
INNISFIL, Ont. - Two men have been rescued from Lake Simcoe after their canoe tipped over early Friday.

South Simcoe Police say they received numerous 911 calls from people in the Innisfil area at about 2 a.m., reporting cries of help coming from the lake.

Investigators say two young men staying at a cottage had decided to take a canoe out on the lake in the early morning hours, but the canoe flipped over, sending the pair into the water.

The police marine unit was called in to help rescue the men but they were brought to shore by a man on a personal watercraft who had heard them calling for help.

The rescued men were taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution.

Police say alcohol is believed to have played a part in the incident but they add both men were wearing life-jackets, which helped them survive in the water.

There's no word on exactly how long the men were in the water but police say hypothermia is still possible at this time of year.

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