Fatal Sea Doo Accident In Muskoka Lakes On Saturday

Photo Credit Katie Brownlee

Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating a water related incident on the Indian River just west of Mirror Lake in Muskoka Lakes Township.

On June 1, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Bracebridge OPP officers, along with Muskoka Paramedic Services and Muskoka Lakes Fire Department responded to an address on Bailey Street in Port Carling in response to a water related event. Witnesses reported that a young man had been operating a sea-doo, was ejected into the water while executing a manoeuvre and failed to resurface. A search commenced immediately and the 23-year-old male from Brampton was brought to shore, unfortunately life-saving efforts were not successful.

“If you are enjoying the lakes and rivers in Muskoka, any type of vessel, this summer, please remember that life-jackets must be worn in order to be effective. Ensure that you have the necessary safety equipment on board and always share your plan with a person on land so that if you encounter trouble, that information will be available to emergency services.” OPP said in a press release


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