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Police, firefighters rescue kayakers

Oct. 23, 2015, Beaverton, Ont. - Two men from Beaverton are recovering after a very cold dip in a lake east of Peterborough.

OPP and a crew of firefighters responded at about 10 a.m. after getting a report that two men were struggling in the waters of Crowe Lake.

They were rescued by a fire department marine unit and taken to a hospital in Campbellford for treatment of severe exposure.

Police say the men, aged 47 and 68, were in the water for about an hour after their kayak overturned.

October 23, 2015
By The Canadian Press