Muskoka To-DAILY

Pilot, 80, rescued after plane breaks through ice while landing on lake east of Dorset

DORSET – An 80-year-old pilot whose plane broke the through the ice while landing is being treated in hospital after being rescued Monday afternoon.

Police say that at approximately 1:45 p.m. officers from the Haliburton Highlands OPP detachment responded to the call involving the plane.

OPP were advised that a small private aircraft was taxiing in on Little Trading Bay just east of the village of Dorset when it broke through the ice.

The male pilot managed to escape from the 1977 Citabria single engine plane and was treading water when he was rescued.

Donald Shortreed, of the Township of Algonquin Highlands, was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries and for treatment of hypothermia.

The incident is currently under investigation by the OPP and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

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