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OPP Investigating Drowning On Pigeon Lake Overnight

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes OPP are investigating a drowning on Pigeon Lake in Emily Township sometime between last evening and early morning hours.

On August 28, 2023 at approximately 12:40 am OPP uniform officers, members of the Marine Unit, and Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) Helicopter, along with Fire and Rescue responded to a call regarding a missing boater.

Shortly before 6:00 am a 69-year-old male of Emily township, was located deceased submerged in the water. The lone occupant of the vessel was found not be wearing a life jacket according to police.

Police say with capsized vessels and falling overboard the top contributing factors in boating deaths every year, a significant number of lives stand to be saved if boaters, personal watercraft users and paddlers wear a lifejacket or personal floatation device (PFD).

For more information on boating safety, please familiarize yourself with Transport Canada’s Safe Boating Guide: https://tc.canada.ca/sites/default/files/migrated/tp_511e.pdf.


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Pamela Vanmeer
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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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