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Two people are still missing and five were injured after a boat capsized in a horror incident on a peaceful West Country lake today.
A major rescue operation is underway following the afternoon emergency at Roadford Lake in Devon.
Two people were taken to a hospital in Plymouth, in the south of the county, and three others were treated at the scene and discharged by paramedics.
The group – adults from Devon – were thrown into the reservoir after their boat capsized at lunchtime.
Coast Guard, fire, ambulance and air ambulance crews were also at the scene with the support of the Coast Guard helicopter.
In a post shared on the lake’s Facebook page, they confirmed the lake was closed and apologized for “any inconvenience.” A road closure was also set up.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Emergency services were called to Roadford Lake in Lewdown, Okehampton at around 1.30pm today (Wednesday 8 June) following reports that a boat had capsized in the water.
“It was reported that a number of people were on the boat at the time. Multiple agencies were deployed, including police, fire, ambulance, ambulance, coast guard, and search and rescue teams.
“Three people were safely extricated from the water and checked and discharged by paramedics at the scene. Two people were recovered and taken to Derriford Hospital for treatment. Her condition is unconfirmed.
“Two other people are still missing and the search is ongoing. The next of kin have been informed.
“Those traveling in the group were all adults and are believed to be of Devon origin. The boat is secured and the scene is managed by the police.
“A roadblock has been set up at the activity center to allow access for the relevant services.
The South West Lakes Trust, which runs the activity centre, said on its website the lake had been closed for the day.
The 730-acre (1.9 sq mi) lake has been a reservoir since 1989 and supplies water to Plymouth and other parts of south Devon, according to Visit Dartmoor.
It is often used by people kayaking, canoeing, paddling, and sailing.
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