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Drowning on Lovesick Lake

A sad end to Easter Sunday after man drowned in Lovesick Lake near Ojibway Drive this afternoon.

Employees from a Toronto area roofing company were working in the area and had finished for the day according to Police. Two men decided to take paddleboat out onto the Lake at around 1:30.  The vessel began to take on water and ultimately sank. One man made it to shore, while the other had to be pulled from the water.

Police say Lifejackets were onboard the boat but were not worn.

A 28 year-old male from Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre where he was pronounced dead.  A post mortem examination will be scheduled at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto for later this week.

Spring conditions in the Kawartha Lakes means the water levels are high, water temperature is cold and currents are moving quickly. Police are reminding residents that if participating in early season boating activities please take precautions and always wear an approved lifejacket or personal floatation device.

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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