Two kayakers rescued from Lake Ontario 0
A view of Lake Ontario with the Toronto skyline in the background. (QMI Agency files)
TORONTO -- Two teenage kayakers were rescued from Lake Ontario, 14 km from the Toronto Islands, at about 9 a.m. Sunday after they were reported missing by friends.
Capt. Jean Houde of CFB Trenton Air and Sea Rescue told QMI Agency that the two were part of a group of 11 who were attempting to make a nighttime crossing of Lake Ontario. They left Niagara in two boats at different times and during the trip some of the kayakers in one of the boats were rescued after suffering from hypothermia.
Houde said that at one point, "the second group was nowhere to be found so the first group called us."
He said one of the boaters, a 16-year-old male, was treated for hypothermia after being picked up but that his friend, also 16, was fine.
Houde says anyone who attempts to make such a crossing should wear protective clothing, carry cellphones and have proper surveillance instruments.
Houde didn't say where the teens are from, except that they are Canadian.