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Boater helps rescue 2 after plane crashes into Lake Scugog: Durham police

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Durham police say two people were rescued by a boater after a float plane crashed into Lake Scugog on Wednesday – Sep 15, 2021

Two people were rescued after a float-plane crashed into Lake Scugog on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m., the Durham Region Police Service said members of its north division and its marine unit were deployed to the Port Perry area following reports of a float-plane crash.

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Police said a nearby witness used their own boat to rescue two people from the plane and brought them safely to shore.

Neither occupant was injured, police said.

Police twice attempted to bring the submerged plane upright but were unsuccessful.

Transport Canada will be deployed to the scene to investigate the cause of the crash, police said.

Two people are rescued after a float plane crashed in Scugog Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Two people are rescued after a float plane crashed in Scugog Lake on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Austin Brettell/Special to Global News

 

The Ministry of the Environment has also been notified.

As of 6 p.m. the plane was still in the lake, just off shore from Palmers Park.

— More to come.

 

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