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article imageToronto man drowns during canoe accident

By KJ Mullins     May 26, 2010 in World
Two men canoeing on Big Cedar Lake in North Kawartha, ON left the shore with no life jackets or emergency equipment. Only one of the men returned.
On Tuesday evening a canoe on Big Cedar Lake capsized tossing two men into the lake. One of the men was about to be assisted to shore by two other men who were nearby. The other man was located 100 metres from the shore in 7 metres of water by members of the North Kawartha Fire Department, EMS and Peterborough County OPP. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The deceased has been identified as Kostas Danny Markos, 27, of Scarborough. A post mortem examination determined that Markos died from drowning.
The Ontario Provincial Police reminds the public that wearing a lifejacket and carrying the proper emergency equipment with you on the water can save your life in an emergency. All canoes are required by to have one lifejacket or personal floating device per passenger, one buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres long, one bailer and one sound-signaling device.
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