One person is dead and another missing following a horrific boat crash on Stoney Lake last night.
According to the OPP, emergency crews were called to assist in a collision between two boats – with three people on board each vessel – shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 24).
“Witnesses located and transported five of the six of the occupants of the vessels to shore. Investigators were directed to the scene of the crash just off Northey’s Bay Road (Bedwell Drive) in Young’s Bay on Stoney Lake,” reads a media release from police.
“Officers utilized marine units and a helicopter from the OPP aviation services however, efforts to locate a 31-year-old man from Mississauga were unsuccessful. Another 31-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Police say that the remaining four occupants of the involved boats were transported to an area hospital for injures which ranged from non-life threatening to serious.
“OPP member trained in marine collision reconstruction will be working in the area today to take measurements, document the scene and collect evidence,” the media release reads.
“In addition, OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) will be attending the scene and will attempt to locate the missing boater.”
The cause of this collision remains under investigation.