Officers rescue three people on Lake Simcoe after boat capsizes

Police officers rescued three people from Lake Simcoe after a boat capsized Thursday (Aug. 27).

According to the York Regional Police, a boater in distress called 911 around 5:30 p.m.

“Officers learned that a boat with three occupants was operating in open waters on Lake Simcoe when sudden winds caused significant waves,” reads a media release.

“The boat tipped over and the three adults, who thankfully were wearing life jackets, were thrown into the water.”

The caller was able to hold up his cell phone out of the water to allow police dispatch to trace the phone location.

Officers pulled to safety and fortunately were not injured.

“Officers with the Marine Unit would like to remind residents that weather conditions can change quickly resulting in high winds and large waves,” the media release reads.

“If you are heading out on the water, please remember that weather conditions can change quickly. Always wear a properly-fitted life jacket, bring a cell phone, plan your route and tell someone where you’re going.”

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