Capsized Canoe Leads To Tragedy For North York Family

Posted: 2020-09-14 07:22:10 By: thebay

On Saturday, shortly after 2:30 p.m., OPP along with emergency crews were called to assist with a capsized canoe on Moore Lake in Minden Hills.  

Police say a family of four; a man, a woman, and two young children, were paddling on Moore Lake when their canoe capsized. Boaters in the area arrived on the scene to support the family in distress. 

The woman and the two children were pulled safely from the water. The man involved in the boating incident passed one of the young children to an individual on one of the rescue boats before slipping under the water. 

The OPP helicopter and Underwater Search and Recovery Unit were dispatched to Moore Lake to support recovery efforts of the man involved in the incident. 

The body of a 39-year-old North York man was recovered from Moore Lake shortly after 6:00 pm.  

Investigators are citing absence of safety equipment as a significant contributing factor in this tragedy.