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OPP rescue 12 people on Lake Erie

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 by in Scarborough | 0 comments

OPP rescue 12 people on Lake Erie

KINGSVILLE, Ont. — Police say the newest vessel in the provincial police fleet was called in to rescue a dozen people on Lake Erie during the long weekend.

OPP say the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre got a distress call from the occupants of a jet boat on Saturday night near Cedar Beach at Kingsville, Ont.

The vessel, occupied by 12 people, was returning from a bay between two weather systems, when they reportedly had mechanical issues and began to take on water.

The OPP vessel Chris D. Lewis located the pleasure craft just prior to it sinking, took all 12 people aboard and towed the jet boat to the Canadian Coast Guard base in Amherstburg, Ont.

Police say those who were rescued were cold and wet but uninjured.

OPP Const. James Lyman assisted in the rescue and says he’ll “remember this one for a while.”

By The Canadian Press

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