OPP Report Multiple Water-Related Deaths Over The Weekend
An OPP boat. (Doug Crosse, MyMuskokaNow.com)
OPP is confirming a series of deaths that occurred out on the waters over the weekend.
According to OPP Media Relations Officer Jason Folz, a man is dead after a sea-doo collided with a rowing scull on Lake Muskoka on Sunday, around noon – near Scarcliffe Road.
“That particular crash, a 58-year old man from Toronto man died from a result of the collision, and he was pulled from the water by underwater search and recovery unit just prior to 8 p.m, yesterday evening,” Folz told MyMuskokaNow.
At this time, Folz is unable to comment on whether or not alcohol was involved in these deaths.
He called it a horrible weekend for deaths throughout the Central Region – specifically in Muskoka.
“We had another man near High Falls who was found in the water deceased, we found another in Six Mile Lake who was the same. We’ve had a series of very tragic water-related deaths where people have been found in the water.”
Folz confirmed the incident in High Falls involved a Bracebridge man who had been missing since Saturday.
We’ll have more information on this story when it becomes available.