Close Call For Canoeists On Lake Simcoe

18 rescued from rough water

The weather and water were calm when 18 people in four canoes set out Friday on Lake Simcoe near Orillia. OPP say it wasn’t long before conditions changed drastically capsizing their canoes, leaving them floundering in the water. They were on a training exercise from Youth Leadership Camps of Canada. Four were taken to hospital with mild hypothermia. Constable Martin Hill says all were wearing life jackets.