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Man dies after falling from Sea-Doo into Lake Ontario

NEWS STAFF | posted Tuesday, Jul 4th, 2017

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A Hamilton police cruiser is seen in an undated file photo. CITYNEWS
A man is dead after falling out of a boat in Lake Ontario.

Hamilton police say the 51-year-old man was on a Sea-Doo jet boat with two children and another man just after 4 p.m. on Sunday.

According to CHCH, the man fell into the water when the jet boat made a short turn in choppy water near the Burlington Lift Bridge.

Police said the man was found in the water a short distance away from the vessel, clinging to a life preserver. When the unresponsive man was pulled from the water he had no vital signs.

He was rushed to hospital but could not be resuscitated.

His name will not be released at this time, as his family has asked for privacy.

Police said the two children and the other man on the boat were rescued and did not suffer any injuries.

Hamilton Police would like to remind all recreational boaters to always have available the safety equipment required by law and to please be aware of the weather and water conditions before setting out.

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