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RUSTICOVILLE - Wearing a life jacket saved a 72-year-old Toronto man who found himself distressed in the water here Monday.
Cavendish RCMP, Island EMS and the North Rustico Fire Department all responded to a call of a man who had overturned a canoe in Rusticoville bay just after 5:30 p.m..
An RCMP spokesperson said the man got caught up in mussel lines, which caused the vessel to flip over.
The fire department was able to get an emergency vessel in the water and transported the man back to the wharf.
“It was a good response from all emergency personnel,” said the spokesperson. “It was a happy ending so that was good.”
RCMP added that windy weather conditions may have also been a factor in the incident.