Six People Rescued After Boat Capsizes on Stephens Lake

By Brian Schultz

Six adults were rescued on Stephens Lake after their boat capsized on Monday near Gillam, Manitoba.

RCMP say the incident happened at about 3 p.m. when the boat took on water due to heavy winds and waves up to six feet high.

An aerial search was executed to locate the boaters, while a RCMP boat also assisted from the water.

A family of four and two other adults were treated at Gilliam Hospital and later released.

Police say the fact that everyone on board was wearing a lifejacket was critical to their survival.

Alcohol is not considered a factor.

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