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article imageTragedy on the water as Toronto's temperatures soar

By KJ Mullins     Jul 20, 2011 in Environment
Toronto - As the temperature rises to sweltering highs in Ontario area lakes have been the scene of tragedy. On Tuesday three young girls have died in two separate incidents.
Wednesday morning the bodies of two girls were recovered from Musselman Lake. The girls, 15 and 16, disappeared into the water Tuesday when the water tube they were on flipped over.
Sadly another girl's body was also recovered this morning from Lake Ontario in Hamilton. The girl, 13, had jumped off a floating dock into the choppy water never to resurface.
Tuesday evening two fishermen were rescued from Georgian Bay after being stranded on an island.
On Monday the co-founder of GMP Capital, Bradley David Griffiths, 55, drowned on Lake Joseph near Parry Sound.
Water safety is a key concern as Toronto is expecting more hot weather. On Wednesday public health upgraded the city's heat alert to an extreme heat alert.
Temperatures are expected to soar in the mid-40's with humidex values.
To beat the heat the following pools in Toronto have extended their hours until 11:45 p.m.:
* Alex Duff Outdoor Pool, 779 Crawford St.
* Alexandra Park, 275 Bathurst St.
* Giovanni Caboto, 1369 St. Clair Ave.
* McGregor Park, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E.
* Monarch Park, 115 Felstead Ave.
* Regent Park Outdoor Pool, 620 Dundas St. E.
* Smithfield Outdoor Pool, 175 Mount Olive Dr.
* Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1755 Lake Shore Blvd.
* Cummer Park Indoor Pool, 6000 Leslie St.
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