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Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services

Simcoe, ON

Fire Chief Terry Dicks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              FROM: Deputy Chief Bob Davidson
Date: 7 September 2011                                                                                519 426 4115 ext 2403
Time: 3:00 pm


(Long Point, Norfolk County) Yesterday, September 6, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services responded to a reported capsized canoe adjacent to 67 Beach Avenue in Long Point.


This call was reported by a neighbour who had initially noticed an object in the water.  Upon further investigation with binoculars, it was discovered that the object was a male clinging to a capsized canoe a considerable distance from shore.


Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services water rescue team comprised of trained firefighters from three (3) nearby fire stations responded to the call.  The team launched their rescue boat and proceeded to rescue the canoeist in distress and return him to shore.  The patient was examined by Norfolk County Emergency Medical Services, and then released.


The canoeist was wearing a personal flotation device (life jacket) at the time of the rescue.


“We advise all boaters, canoeists and kayakers to pay careful attention to weather and lake conditions before venturing out and while participating in activities on the water.  Always wear your personal flotation device (life jacket)” stated Deputy Fire Chief Bob Davidson.




Bob Davidson
Deputy Fire Chief
Norfolk County Fire & Rescue Services
95 Culver Street
Simcoe, ON
N3Y 2V5
Tel: 519 426 4115 ext 2403
Fax: 519 426 4140

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