8-year-old boy dies after canoe capsizes near Bracebridge waterfall

BRACEBRIDGE - Police say an eight-year-old boy has died and a man is facing charges after a canoe capsized in the Muskoka River on Friday.

Ontario Provincial Police say the canoe overturned near High Falls in Bracebridge, Ont., and both people in the canoe, the man and the boy, were thrown into the river.

When officers got to the scene, the man said he didn't know where the boy was.

OPP say that although the boy was wearing a life-jacket, he had gone over the waterfall.

Emergency crews tried CPR, and took the boy to the hospital, but he later died of his injuries.

Investigators say 37-year-old Toronto man has been charged with impaired operation of a vessel causing death, and care and control over 80 milligrams.

He's scheduled to appear in a Bracebridge court on May 9.