Police rescue 6 persons from drifting boat in Lake Ontario

A vessel in distress with seven passengers on board was rescued from the waters off the Pickering shoreline last night.

On Sunday May 29, 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the DRPS Communications Unit received a 9-1-1 call from the owner of a 25 foot vessel in distress on the waters of Lake Ontario. The boat owner indicated he had six passengers on board and was drifting, as the vessel was out of gas. Through GPS co-ordinates, it was determined the boat was approximately 3 km southeast of the Pickering nuclear facility. Trenton Air and Sea Rescue was notified along with Toronto Police Service Marine Unit and requested to assist with the water rescue as the DRPS Marine Unit was not currently on Lake Ontario.

Toronto Police Marine Unit indicated they would send two marine units to assist and Trenton Air and Sea Rescue were cancelled. The Toronto Police Marine Unit located the boat and towed the vessel to Frenchman’s Bay Marina, safely. No medical attention was required for any of the passengers on board.

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