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Huntsville man charged in boating death

Huntsville man charged in boating death

Posted: 2023-01-12 07:17:34 By: thebay

Police have charged a Huntsville man in relation to the death of a swimmer earlier this summer.

On Monday July 25, 2022, at 6:45 a.m. Bracebridge OPP along with Muskoka EMS and Muskoka Lakes Fire Department responded to a 911 call on Lake Rosseau near Shamrock Lodge Road in Port Carling after receiving reports of a swimmer who was unresponsive in the water approximately 70' from a dock. Police say the 48 year-old man had been swimming, equipped with a visibility marker, and was stuck by a vessel. Life saving efforts were made however the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Police have conducted a thorough investigation into the collision and have charged 26 year-old Zavier Foyston of Huntsville with Operating a Vessel in a Careless Manner, an offence under the Canada Shipping Act.

He will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on February 7, 2023 to answer to his charge.