Two teens rescued from Scugog River in Lindsay

Two teens were rescued from the Scugog River in Lindsay Thursday (June 17).

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, the pair were attempting to recover a fishing pole which had fallen into the water at Rivera Park around 12:30 p.m.

“One of the males entered the water to recover the fishing pole, he was not a strong swimmer and soon began to struggle in the water,” reads a media release.

“A second male entered the water to assist his friend but also began to struggle. A witness in the park observed that the males were struggling and jumped in and pulled the males to shore where, they were assisted by another witness who is a nurse.”

One of the teens was taken to hospital by paramedics, while the second attended on his own at a later time for assessment.

Both males are now reported to be in good condition, police noted.

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