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Man drowns in Lovesick Lake
April 21, 2017
Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and emergency crews were called shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon to assist a male that had been pulled from Lovesick Lake near Ojibway Drive.
Employees from a Toronto area roofing company were working in the area and had finished for the day. Two males boarded a paddleboat launched it into Lovesick Lake. The vessel began to take on water and ultimately sank. One on board made it to shore, while the other had to be pulled from the water. Lifejackets were onboard the boat but not worn.
A 28 year-old male from Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario was transported to Peterborough Regional Health Centre where he was pronounced dead. A post mortem examination will be scheduled at the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service in Toronto for later this week.
Spring conditions in the Kawartha Lakes means the water levels are high, water temperature is cold and currents are moving quickly. If participating in early season boating activities please take precautions and always wear an approved lifejacket or personal floatation device.