Resident rescues two people after canoe overturns in Muskoka lake

A woman used her own boat to pull the canoeists out of the frigid water

Bracebridge OPP is praising the efforts of two local residents who came to the aid of two people on Sunday afternoon after the canoe they were in overturned and they were dumped into the frigid water of Bass Lake in Muskoka Lakes Township.

Before police arrived, a woman noticed the situation and took her own small boat to the area and was able to get the two people on board her vessel. Once they arrived on shore, another resident assisted by bringing blankets and recovering the canoe.

Police credit the actions of the quick-thinking residents with saving two lives.