UPDATED – Man airlifted after being pulled from Lake Simcoe with no vital signs

Emergency personnel rushed to Beaverton this afternoon (March 24) after a report that two people crashed through the ice on Lake Simcoe.

While no details have been formally released, Brock Township Fire Chief Rick Harrison confirmed in an interview at 6:15 p.m. that one of the victims has been transported by air ambulance to a Toronto hospital.

“He was pulled out of the water with no vital signs,” Chief Harrison told The Brock Voice in a second interview shortly before 8 p.m.

“I hear they’re still working on him at Sunnybrook.”

The man was part of a larger group that was out on the ice near Thorah Island, Chief Harrison said, noting that circumstances of the incident are still unclear.

“We’re not sure if a second person was pulled out of the water before we got there but everyone else has been accounted for,” Chief Harrison said.

Check back to The Brock Voice as more information becomes available.

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