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Mississauga man, 54, drowns after falling into Lake Simcoe; another person rescued

OPP marine unit. Central Region OPP/Twitter

Police say a 54-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont., has drowned in Lake Simcoe in Ramara Township.

Ontario Provincial Police say emergency crews were called after two people fell off a personal watercraft near Bonnie Beach around 3:50 p.m. Thursday.

They say the pair appeared to be in distress in the water and neither person was wearing a life-jacket.

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Police say one person was rescued by people in the area.

They say the other was found submerged in the water with the help of OPP officers in a helicopter.

Police say the man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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