Charges laid in boating fatality on Colpoys Bay

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Grey Bruce OPP have laid charges in connection with an incident on Colpoys Bay on the weekend. 

Emergency crews were called in Friday night around 10:30 when someone heard calls for help coming from the water. 

Two civilian boats managed to rescue three men in the water - two of whom were transported to hospital. 

Police learned a 16 foot vessel had sunk and there was still a fourth person unaccounted for. 

Hours later, around 2:15 Saturday morning, after a search involving the Canadian Coast Guard, OPP vessel, Cape Croker Police vessel and area residents, the missing fourth male was located deceased in approximately 20 feet of water.

Later that afternoon around 3:15  OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) recovered the body.

Grey Bruce OPP officers, Grey Bruce OPP Crime Unit, OPP USRU and Technical Traffic Collision Investigators continue to investigate the incident.

A 39-year-old man has been charged with impaired operation of a vessel causing death.

The accused was released following a bail hearing.

His next court date is on June 19, 2019 in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound.

Police are not identifying the involved parties at this time. 

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