May 2, 2019 4:24 pm
Updated: May 2, 2019 4:47 pm

Man rescued after falling out of boat in Gannon’s Narrows: OPP

A boat is seen travelling in circles after a man fell out of it in Gannon's Narrows in Ennismore on Thursday afternoon. He was rescued by a nearby construction crew worker.

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A man was rescued by construction crew members after he fell out of a boat north of Peterborough on Thursday afternoon.

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Emergency responders were called to Gannon’s Narrows in Ennismore just after noon for reports of a man who fell out of a small fishing boat. The stretch of waterway connects Buckhorn Lake and Pigeon Lake, about 25 kilometres north of Peterborough.

Peterborough County OPP say a nearby construction crew working on a cottage saw the man in distress and launched a canoe. Two members paddled out to rescue the 48-year-old man and brought him safely to shore.

OPP say the man was wearing a life-jacket and was transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre by paramedics for treatment of hypothermia.

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Meanwhile, OPP’s marine officers were deployed to retrieve the boat as it was travelling in circles, reportedly with a full tank of gas.

OPP Central tweeted at 3;50 p.m. that the boat had been safely retrieved.

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