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Six People Rescued After Boat Capsizes on Stephens Lake

September 6, 2011 2:45 PM | News


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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