Two older teens pulled from Scugog River after trying to retrieve fishing pole

By Lindsay Advocate

Yesterday about 12:30 pm emergency services were called to Rivera Park in Lindsay after two 17-year-old fisherman ended up in the Scugog River while attempting to recover a fishing pole which had fallen into the water.

One of the males entered the water to recover the fishing pole. He was not a strong swimmer and soon began to struggle in the water. A second male entered the water to assist his friend but also began to struggle.

A witness in the park observed that they were struggling and jumped in and pulled them to shore where, they were assisted by another witness who is a nurse.

One of the youth was transported to the Ross Memorial Hospital by Kawartha Lakes Paramedics and the second male attended the hospital on his own at a later time for assessment.

Both are now reported to be in good condition.

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