MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Fire Department is highlighting the important role played by life vests after an overturned canoe sent four people into Bde Maka Ska.

The incident happened at about 8:20 p.m. on the lake formerly known as Lake Calhoun.

The canoe overturned just off of Thomas Beach. It was carrying three adults and one child.

A Minneapolis Fire Department boat was able to reach them in the water and give them a ride back to shore.

All four of the people in the canoe were wearing life jackets.

bde maka ska water rescue 4 Rescued After Canoe Overturns On Bde Maka Ska

(credit: CBS)

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