Jerome Rody

Close call on water stresses importance of life jackets

Create: 07/25/2017 - 02:02

It was a sunny day and the lake was calm in Webequie First Nation, Ontario.

Frank Shewaybick, a citizen of Webequie First Nation was going for a boat ride on the south end of of the island, when he struck an unknown object in the lake

“I wasn’t expecting that to happen, because there was hardly any wind,” said Shewaybick.

Shewaybick, 53, was driving a 20’ canoe when he hit what he thinks was a log. He lost control of the motor, and the boat flipped on him.

Shewaybick was not wearing a life jacket.

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