An Oromocto man was rescued from the St. John River after capsizing his boat on Friday night.

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Oromocto RCMP, along with the Oromocto Fire Department and Paramedics responded to the call just after 7 p.m. Friday night. The man had capsized his boat and was stranded in the water behind Hazen Park, in Oromocto, yelling for help.

Rescue efforts were conducted and the man was successfully retrieved from the frigid waters. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. RCMP say the man was wearing a personal flotation device.