Chatham-Kent OPP have charged a person after his buddy almost drowned in Lake St. Clair, close to Chatham-Kent.
In response to police, two males determined to exit boating round 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, after a day of ingesting with pals. Police say neither had been sporting their life jackets out on the lake.
Round 11 p.m., one man fell into the water and ended up going underneath, mentioned Chatham-Kent OPP.
Police say it was at this level that the opposite man jumped into the water to avoid wasting him, inflicting the boat to float down the channel and get misplaced.
In response to police, each males managed to make it to shore, nevertheless it wasn’t till 6:30 a.m. Friday that Walpole Island First Nation Police, Chatham-Kent Police Service and Chatham-Kent Hearth and Emergency Providers discovered the lacking boaters.
Police say the person who almost drowned was transported to hospital in critical situation, however has since been launched from hospital with improved well being.
On Tuesday, police mentioned they charged the boat proprietor, a 35-year-old Wallaceburg man, with failure to take all affordable steps to make sure security of the craft and individuals on board.
Police want to remind boaters to remain protected out on the waterways and to observe correct guidelines and rules.