One Person Deceased After Boat Capsizes In Lake Erie

Friday August 6th, 2021

Posted at 7:39pm


One person is dead, and police are looking for a second person after a boat capsized in Lake Erie.

OPP says that just after 9:20am on Friday, August 6th, 2021, they were called to Rondeau Provincial Park for a report of an overturned vessel in the waters of Lake Erie.

They say that an operator of a vessel observed a boat that had overturned approximately 100 yards from the shoreline and contacted police.

Around 11:00am firefighters located an unresponsive person on the shoreline of Rondeau Provincial Park, who was subsequently pronounced deceased.

It was discovered through further investigation that a second person is currently missing from the same vessel.

OPP, along with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, Canadian Coast Guard, OPP Aviation Services, and members of the Rondeau Provincial Park, are currently searching the waters of Lake Erie.

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