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1 dead, 5 taken to hospital after storm causes canoes to flip on Amsik Lake, Sask.

RCMP's investigation reveals that the six males, who were on a canoe trip, were crossing Amisk Lake, Sask. when a large storm moved through the area. Callum Smith / Global News

One person is dead and five others were taken to hospital after the three canoes they were riding in flipped over on Amsik Lake, Sask. during a storm Wednesday.

Creighton RCMP says it received a call at around 7 p.m. CDT of six males in the water. RCMP learned they were on a canoeing trip and were crossing the lake when a large storm moved through the area.

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The large waves caused the canoes to flip at about 4:30 p.m. RCMP says the occupants stayed with the canoes until they reached cell range where they called 911 using a phone stored in a waterproof container.

Flin Flon and Creighton RCMP along with officers from the ministry of environment conservation and members of the public located the occupants at about 8:30 p.m. using the GPS coordinates from the 911 call.

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RCMP says the man who died was unconscious when they located the group and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The family of the 48-year-old Saskatoon man has been notified of his death, RCMP says.

The other occupants were taken to a hospital in Flin Flon for assessment.

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