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Teen taken to hospital after being rescued from Langford Lake

A 17-year-old was pulled from the lake with the help of bystanders before being rushed to the hospital
Emergency personnel responded to reports of a drowning at Langford Lake on Saturday afternoon (June 15).

A 17-year-old is in critical condition after being saved from drowning on Saturday, June 15.

Around 2 p.m., West Shore RCMP responded to reports of a near-drowning at Langford Lake and were assisted by several bystanders in pulling the teenager out of the water.

While some bystanders rescued the teenager, others helped emergency crews get to the floating dock using their boats. Once on the dock, the individual was administered what the RCMP described on social media as "life-saving measures" by police, fire and ambulance personnel before being taken to the hospital. 

The Langford Fire Department also deployed their boat to bring the individual to the ambulance.

In a message to Black Press Media, a witness described the scene of the incident as having happened at the new dock area near the YMCA. At least two ambulances, a fire truck and four police cars were at the scene.

The youth remains in hospital.

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