Snowmobiler Dies On Lake Simcoe
Posted by Samantha Casais on 3/29/2018 6:39:00 AM.

A snowmobiler has died after falling through the ice on Lake Simcoe at about 4:30pm on Saturday, when emergency services were called after a snowmobile was seen falling through thin ice into the water near Thorah Island. The incident occurred about 100 feet off the southeast corner of the island. Six people were snowmobiling together at the time when the incident occurred. One male got off his sled and jumped into the water to try and save the victim; he was unsuccessful, but was able to get back out of the icy water safely. Georgina and Brock Township Fire Departments responded and were assisted by an airboat from York Regional Police. The 50-year-old man from Brechin who fell through the ice with his snowmobile was located and taken to the marina in Beaverton by airboat. He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday; his name is not being released at this time.