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Man’s body pulled from Halifax Lake after canoe capsizes, prosecutor says

Man’s body pulled from water after canoe capsizes in Halifax Lake, DA says

EMILIA. Well, Jenn, the neighbors tell me that the lifeguards launched their boats from right here across the lake at full speed after getting that 911 call that a man was missing in the water. YOU CAN SEE THE DIVING EQUIPMENT ON THE LAKE, TEAMS LOOKING FOR THE MAN WHO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS WAS UNDERWATER AFTER THE CANOE HE WAS IN OVERLOOKED JUST BEFORE 11 THIS MORNING. THE DA SAYS TWO CHILDREN AND ANOTHER ADULT WERE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WATER SAFELY AT A PRIVATE BOAT RAMP ON WHITE ISLAND ROAD. IT TOOK CREWS ALMOST TWO HOURS TO FIND THE MAN, WHO WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE DOCTORS DECLARE HIM DEAD. NEIGHBORS WHO SAW THE PARTNERS SEARCHING SAY THIS IS ABSOLUTELY HEARTBREAKING, CRUSHING, ABSOLUTELY CRUSHING. MY FRIENDS AND I WERE ALL OUT OF STOMACH AND ALMOST IN TEARS AND IT’S HARD TO FOCUS ON OTHER THINGS AND WISH THIS ON SOMEONE. OUR NEIGHBORS SAY THAT PEOPLE BOAT, KAYAK AND CANOE ON THE LAKE, OFTEN SAY IT’S A PRETTY SHALLOW BODY OF WATER. NOW INVESTIGATORS CONTINUE TO RECOVER THE MOMENTS BEFORE THIS DEADLY DAY AT THE LAKE. THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO DROWN HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED.

Man’s body pulled from water after canoe capsizes in Halifax Lake, DA says

Authorities say one man died of apparent drowning, but another adult and two children were able to get out of the lake safely.

Authorities say one man died of apparent drowning, but another adult and two children were able to get out of the lake safely.