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Published August 1, 2023

Orillia OPP respond to float plane crash on Lake Simcoe

Police say one occupant was transported to a Toronto area hospital for precautionary reasons
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Orillia OPP say they were dispatched after a float plane crashed and capsized near Fountain Beach in Ramara on Monday afternoon.

Shortly before 5:00 p.m., Orillia OPP, Ramara Fire, and County of Simcoe Paramedics responded to the scene.

"A float plane crashed into the water and subsequently capsized during takeoff," police wrote in a news release.

"Two occupants onboard were assisted from the airplane by residents and Ramara Fire. One occupant was transported by Air Orange to a Toronto area hospital for precautionary reasons." 

Police say the other occupant was uninjured.

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has been called in as part of an investigation.

"The Orillia OPP would like to thank the residents of Ramara who quickly attended to assist the occupants of the aircraft while emergency services were en route to the scene."

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