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One missing after boat overturns in Lake Erie

 

 

The Windsor StarJune 12, 2009 5:47 PM

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More Images » The Canadian Coast Guard vessel involved in a rescue of a fisherman Friday docks at the Leamington marina.Photograph by: Tyler Brownbridge, The Windsor StarLEAMINGTON, Ont. -- One man was rescued and another man is missing after a fishing boat overturned in Lake Erie Friday morning.

 

Two men in their 70s were fishing when their boat capsized at about 11 a.m. between Point Pelee and Pelee Island, Staff Sgt. Mike Beatty of the Essex OPP said Friday.

 

The OPP dive team is coming to the scene from Orillia, he said.

 

The OPP marine unit and the Canadian Coast Guard along with a search and rescue plane and helicopter converged on the scene.

 

A woman from Tilbury, who didn't want to give her name, was fishing on the lake in the same area about 20 km off the shores of Leamington Friday.

 

"We could see the boat overturned and a guy on top waving," she said Friday afternoon.

 

The woman said two men were fishing in an 18-foot aluminum boat and had set out Friday at about 8:30 a.m. She didn't see what happened to the boat but said she saw two rescuers dropped into the water.

 

The Canadian Coast Guard vessel called the Thunder Cape arrived and brought one man to shore.

 

The Tilbury woman said both men were wearing life jackets. She said there was a north wind and the lake was a little choppy Friday morning.

 

The Windsor Star will update the story as information becomes available.

 

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Elderly fisherman recovered from Lake Erie waters after nine-hour search

By THE CANADIAN PRESS

Saturday, June 13, 2009

 

LAKE ERIE, Ont. - A provincial police dive team has recovered the body of an elderly missing boater.

 

Working with the coast guard, they recovered the body around 8:30 p.m. Friday following a nine-hour search.

 

Vince Bourdeau, 75, of Chatham-Kent, was trapped underneath the 18-foot aluminum boat when it capsized around 11 a.m.

 

Boudreau and another Chatham man, 77, had been fishing in Lake Erie, just off Pelee Island, when the boat turned over.

 

Both had been wearing life-jackets.

 

A nearby boater rescued one man, but was unable to locate the other.

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A sad and very bizaare fate for this fellow. Perhaps in this case wearing his life jacket actually proved fatal?

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I was on lake ST clair when the Mayday relay came over the wire, It was very sad event too listen too.

 

It was choppy, but not sure how the boat could have flipped.

 

RIP -

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