Sea-doo rider killed in Muskoka identified as man from Brampton

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Published June 3, 2024 at 12:47 pm

The OPP says a 23-year-old Brampton man died following a water-related incident on June 1, 2024. A man is seen riding a watercraft in this file photo.

Rescue efforts weren’t enough to save the life of a young man from Brampton who was tossed from a Sea-doo in the Muskokas on the weekend.

The incident happened on Saturday when the OPP says a 23-year-old man was ejected from a watercraft on the Indian River in Port Carling, approximately 25 kilometres west of Bracebridge.

Police say the man was thrown off of a Sea-doo “while executing a manoeuvre” and went into the water, but never resurfaced.

Emergency crews searched for the man who was located and brought to shore. But despite life-saving efforts, the man was later pronounced dead.

The victim’s identity has not been released but police say the deceased was a 23-year-old man from Brampton.

The fatal incident has the OPP reminding Ontarians to stay safe when out on the water, always wear a life jacket, and ensure all watercraft have the necessary safety equipment on board.

Police say to share your boating plans with someone on land so that they can alert emergency services if something goes wrong.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact the Bracebridge OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122. Anonymous tips may also be provided to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or visiting www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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