Search For Missing Man Has Happy Ending

Man Swam Ashore And Did Not Require Medical Attention

A scary situation with a happy ending overnight for two Richmond Hill brothers who went Kayaking on Lake Simcoe. The two became separated when the rain rolled in around 4:30. Only one made it back to shore, realizing he had lost sight of the other. Marine Officers from South Simcoe Police and York Regional joined in a search with a helicopter from Durham Regional Police. The Joint Rescue Coordination Center from Trenton was also involved in the search. Just before midnight the missing man swam ashore in Gilford. Police credit the life jacket he was wearing with saving his life. They  remind anyone who goes out on the water to always wear your PFD, carry all emergency equipment, including a flashlight or flares that can be used to signal where you are, and carry a cell phone with you at all times.