20-year-old man dead after falling through ice while on toboggan being towed by snowmobile

The body of Tyler Christine-Bourgeois of Azilda was recovered on Sunday morning from Bass Lake near Bobcaygeon

Ontario Provincial Police

A 20-year-old man is dead after falling through ice while being towed on a toboggan behind a snowmobile.

The incident happened on Bass Lake, northeast of Bobcaygeon, on Saturday afternoon (March 7).

Peterborough County OPP attended the scene after responding to a report of a missing male at around 5:15 p.m.

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The Trent Lakes Fire Department and OPP Aviation Services joined the search on Saturday evening but were unable to locate the missing man.

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit was called in to assist with the search on Sunday morning (March 8) and, at around 11:45 a.m., located the man’s body.

Police have identified the victim as 20-year-old Tyler Christine-Bourgeois of Azilda, a community northwest of Sudbury.

His body will be transported to Toronto for a post-mortem examination.

Police continue to investigate the incident.

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