3 rescued from Lake Champlain after canoe capsizes


BURLINGTON (AP) -- Three people have been rescued from Lake Champlain after their canoe capsized about 300 yards from the Burlington shore.

Two kayakers paddled out to help the three males Monday evening after they heard them yelling for help.

Fire officials say local resident Mike Saucier and Amy Lipson, who had never kayaked before, paddled out from the south end of the city. Saucier towed two of the men, who were wearing life jackets, to shore. The third was pulled up onto the bow of Lispon’s kayak and brought back to shore.

Fire crews carried the men up a ladder from the water to the top of the breakwater. All three were showing signs of hypothermia. They were treated at the scene and then taken to the hospital.


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