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Police Ask Boaters To Stay Away From Search Area On Penn Lake

Posted: 2019-08-20 07:25:35 By: hbr

Yesterday around 5:00pm Huntsville and Lake of Bays Fire Department, Muskoka EMS and OPP were advised two missing people in Peninsula Lake. 

Police say a woman in a boat advised that her husband and son had gone in for a swim, the wind had picked up and the boat floated away from the two. She was unable to get the boat started, and immediately called 911 for assistance. Huntsville Fire marine, Huntsville OPP Marine Unit, CFOPP searched the waters for the missing people. 

Sometime after the initial search, the son was located by boaters in the area and taken to shore. He was transported to hospital where he was treated and released. All emergency personnel continued searching for the other male, until near dusk. 

The search for the missing man will continue on Peninsula Lake this morning.

Huntsville OPP request that boaters to stay clear of the search area.