Collision On Lake Muskoka Claims The Life Of One Person


On Sunday July 5, 2020 at around 1:00 p.m. Bracebridge OPP, Muskoka Lakes Fire and Muskoka Paramedic Services responded to an address on Scarliffe Rd along Lake Muskoka for a collision on the water.

A witness called in the collision having spotted a life jacket floating in the water.

The collision involved a kayak and a sea doo. The male in the kayak slipped below the water after impact. The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit recovered the body of the male. The name of the male has not been released. 

There were two people on the sea doo at the time of the crash. One female was taken to South Muskoka Memorial Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The injuries to the other person on the sea doo is not known.

There is no word on a cause of the crash.


  1. Being a new boater, I was taught ‘Beware of Sea Doos. Many of them don’t respect the water rules’ . Yikes, this really saddens me and scares me at the same time. So sad.

  2. Power boats are just as bad, especially when they are pulling a water skier or a raft. A power boat whizzed by me a couple of weeks ago on the Grand River in Caledonia so close I had wake crashing over my kayak.

  3. Yes seadoos are horrible. I have been circled as well.
    The police need to monitor drivers of these water crafts. Kayakers stay fairly close to shore.
    This is unacceptable.


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