Two boys die in snowmobiling tragedy on Lake Muskoka
Another tragedy on the lake ice, with two families now mourning the loss of their two sons, who went through the ice of Lake Muskoka, with a group of others on Monday.
The call came after midnight, when police say five people were riding on three snowmobiles when they all went into the water.
A 31 year old man, 37 year old man, and 14 year old boy, all from the Bracebridge and Gravenhurst areas, made it to shore.
An 11 year old, and 15 year old, did not.
They were rushed to hospital, but it was too late.
The investigation is ongoing, and no names released yet, but one officer says everyone in the area, knows the ice is dangerous in the area they were travelling.
Release from Bracebridge OPP
(GRAVENHURST, ON) - Bracebridge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with Gravenhurst Fire Department and Muskoka EMS responded to an incident on Lake Muskoka this morning, March 4, 2019, shortly after midnight during which three snowmobiles and the five people riding them went through the ice and into the water.
Three people- a 31 year-old Bracebridge man, a 37 year-old Gravenhurst man and a 14 year-old Gravenhurst youth were able to get themselves to shore however it required the efforts of the attending emergency services personnel to retrieve the remaining two people- an 11 year-old Bracebridge youth and 15 year-old Gravenhurst youth. They were transported to hospital but unfortunately lifesaving efforts on those two young people were unsuccessful.
The OPP Underwater Search and Recover Unit (USRU), OPP Aviation support and Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are assisting in this ongoing investigation in co-ordination with the office of the Chief coroner.
Anyone with information is asked to please call Bracebridge OPP at (888)310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.