Police searching for man that went through the ice on Bass Lake

UPDATE: Police recovered the body of the missing man at 11:45 a.m. He has been identified as Tyler Christine-Bourgeois, 20, of Azilda, Ontario.

Police continue to search for a man that went through the ice on Bass Lake in Peterborough County Saturday (March 7) night.

According to the OPP, officers responded to a report of a missing male last night at approximately 5:15 p.m.

“The male was last seen being towed behind a snowmobile while on a toboggan on Bass Lake when he fell through the ice. The Trent Lakes Fire Department and OPP Aviation Services attended but were unable to locate the male,” reads a media release.

“The Underwater Search and Recovery Unit is attending the scene this morning to assist with the search.”

This incident remains under investigation, police noted.

“The Peterborough County OPP is advising those using snowmobiles and ATV’s to avoid driving on lakes and rivers. If it can’t be avoided, check ice conditions beforehand, wear a floater suit and carry ice picks and make sure they are accessible,” the media release reads.

“No ice is safe ice.”

 

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