Brampton man charged in death of teenager struck by boat last summer near Kitchener

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Following a lengthy investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police, a Brampton man now faces charges after a teenager was struck and killed by a boat on Conestogo Lake last summer.

The incident occurred on July 26 at the lake in Mapleton Township located north of Kitchener.

After receiving a call, emergency crews pulled Tania Yonan, 13, of Kitchener from the lake after she had been struck by a boat. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation involved Wellington County OPP's Technical Collision Investigators, Crime Unit and Marine Unit.

Charged with careless operation of a vessel, unsafe operation of a vessel, and failing to ensure the safety of a craft and persons on board is Ayad Warda, 60, of Brampton.

Warda has a court date scheduled for February 12 in Guelph.

(OPP file photo)

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