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08/05/2017 15:17 EDT | Updated 08/05/2017 22:10 EDT

Justin Trudeau Slips, Falls Into Water While Trying To Get Into Kayak

PM also posed for photos with a newlywed couple during his visit to a park near Victoria.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau falls into the water while trying to get into a kayak at Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017.

SIDNEY, B.C. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took an unscheduled dip on Saturday when he fell into the water trying to get into a kayak.

He kept his head above water, but much of the rest of his body was briefly submerged and his left leg was pointed straight upwards while he grabbed hold of the kayak. The spill happened at the shoreline where the water was shallow.

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Whoops! The PM took a tumble into the water while kayaking near Victoria on Saturday.

Trudeau, who was wearing a flotation vest, emerged from the spill with a smile on his face. His wife Sophie managed to manoeuvre her kayak without incident.

"I'm just happy the national media was there to capture that,"' he joked.

The prime minister's kayak voyage at the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve near Victoria became even more eventful when a bride and groom sailed up beside his kayak to pose for a selfie with Trudeau.

I'm just happy the national media was there to capture that.

Michelle Gruetzner was wearing her white wedding dress.

She said she and her husband, Heiner Gruetzner, were holding their wedding reception on nearby Sidney Spit when they approached the prime minister. Trudeau kissed the bride, twice.