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Police rescue three from Lake Temagami after boat sinks

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Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members were dispatched to what police officials described as a “sinking vessel” on Lake Temagami Thursday evening.

A photo of 'sinking vessel' on Lake Temagami on June 13, 2024, as describe by Ontario Provincial Police. (Supplied/Ontario Provincial Police)

Province police requested assistance from Bear Island Police who successfully located the vessel.

OPP Const. Siobhan Christo confirmed to CTVNewsNorthernOntario.ca in an email Sunday that the initial distress call came in just before 6 p.m. on June 13.

“The vessel struck a shoal which caused it to sink,” said Christo.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

“The three occupants were in the water when police arrived, but they were safely brought aboard the police vessel and transported to land,” said OPP in a social media post.

“All occupants were wearing their life jackets,” added police.

Life jackets save lives.

An undated photo of an Ontario Provincial Police Marine Program vessel on the water. (Supplied/Ontario Provincial Police)

Christo said the boat has since been removed from the lake.

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