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Published July 3, 2022

Stand-up paddle boarder rescued on Lake Simcoe

The 16-year-old had been pushed out very far by strong winds
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File photo of an OPP cruiser

Orillia OPP, along with aviation services, Rama Police, Ontario Parks, and concerned citizens, coordinated to ensure a distressed paddle boarder made it to shore safely.

On Saturday, around 5 p.m., marine officers were dispatched to a call on Lake Simcoe near McRae Point Provincial Park. 

They say the caller reported that a 16-year-old on a stand-up paddle board had been pushed out very far by the strong winds, and was struggling. 

Rama Police, along with park employees kept watch from ashore while a helicopter was in the air ensuring an emergency was avoided - and quick response if needed.

OPP located the exhausted youth and escorted him safely to where his parents were waiting.

Police want to remind people to check the weather before heading out on the lake, and ensure your comfort, and skill level, on the water is met.

Check weather predictions for the day, as it can turn quickly, and if you see signs of inclement weather, make your way back to shore or the nearest land. 

Always tell someone of your route, plan for the day, and do not deviate.

Water safety is important and educating yourself and your loved ones on what to do are important in making sure everyone makes it home.

Tragedies happen, and in most instances are avoidable if some precautions are taken to help prevent them.

Feature image - file photo - Barrie 360

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