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Woman rescued from Upper Rideau Lake

A 57-year-old woman drove her car off a boat launch, and now finds herself in hospital.
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A woman is in critical condition after driving off a boat launch in Rideau Lakes Township.

Police officers were called just before noon last Friday, after reports that a woman had driven off a boat launch at Forrester's Landing Drive.

Emergency crews arrived within five minutes to find the vehicle fully submerged in Upper Rideau Lake.

The OPP emergency response team and a volunteer firefighter dove into the water and rescued the woman.
The 57-year-old was taken to a hospital in Kingston.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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