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Body of ATVer pulled from lake

The body of a missing all-terrain vehicle rider was recovered Monday in Shelburne County.

Off-road vehicle plunged through ice on Sunday

The body of a missing all-terrain vehicle rider was recovered from an icy lake Monday in Nova Scotia's Shelburne County.

RCMP divers recovered the body of James William Kenney, 24, of Oak Park.

An ATV broke through the ice at Oak Park Lake at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, RCMP said.

Other ATV riders in the area called for help.

A 15-year-old boy was in the water for about 30 minutes before he was pulled to safety. He was taken to Yarmouth Regional Hospital, and later released.

RCMP divers were called in Monday to help a local search-and-rescue team find the second rider.

The body of the 24-year-old man was pulled from the water at 11:30 a.m.

RCMP Sgt. Bob Forbes said recent weather makes lake ice dangerous.

"With the weather we've been having, the ice is obviously not safe out at the middle of the lake. In fact, it's open water there and I know with the wind, the lake is receding quite quickly each day," he said.

"So, it is a very unsafe practice to walk, let alone take a motorized vehicle, out onto the ice on the lake."

Two other men, aged 16 and 18, were with the victim at the time of the accident, Forbes said, but they decided to stay on shore.

 

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