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No one injured after plane strikes canoe on Six Mile Lake

Police say the couple in the canoe were forced to jump to safety before the plane landed; the investigation is ongoing

GEORGIAN BAY TWNP – On Aug. 15, 2021 at approximately 2:30 p.m., a couple was canoeing on Trans Canada Bay of Six Mile Lake when they were forced to jump for safety to avoid being hit by a small float plane which was landing on the bay. The plane struck their canoe, damaging it badly, as it made contact with the water. Witnesses in the area, as well as the pilot of the plane, assisted those in the water to safety, fortunately they did not sustain any injuries.

Officers of the marine unit of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to the scene and are currently investigating the incident along with Transport Canada. No charges have been laid at this point.