Charges laid in March death of 20-year-old who fell through ice on Bass Lake while being towed on toboggan by snowmobile

William Robson of Trent Lakes faces three charges in death of Tyler Christine-Bourgeois of Sudbury

20-year-old Tyler Christine-Bourgeois of Azilda near Sudbury died after he fell through the ice on Bass Lake when riding on a toboggan behind a snowmobile on March 7, 2020. Police have now charged 45-year-old William Robson of Trent Lakes with three charges including dangerous operation causing death and impaired by alchohol causing death. (Photo: Christine-Bourgeois family)
20-year-old Tyler Christine-Bourgeois of Azilda near Sudbury died after he fell through the ice on Bass Lake when riding on a toboggan behind a snowmobile on March 7, 2020. Police have now charged 45-year-old William Robson of Trent Lakes with three charges including dangerous operation causing death and impaired by alchohol causing death. (Photo: Christine-Bourgeois family)

A 45-year-old Trent Lakes man is facing charges after a March incident on Bass Lake, about 15 kilometres north of Bobcaygeon, that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Sudbury man who was being towed on a toboggan behind a snowmobile.

On the afternoon of March 7, police and fire services responded to a call that a man was missing after falling through the ice.

Police recovered the man’s body from the lake the next morning and identified him as Tyler Christine-Bourgeois, 20, of Azilda near Sudbury.

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On Monday (August 31), Peterborough County OPP announced that the driver of the snowmobile, 45-year-old William Robson of Trent Lakes, faces three charges in Christine-Bourgeois’s death.

Robson has been charged with dangerous operation causing death, operation wile impaired – alcohol causing death, and operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) causing death.

The accused man is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Peterborough on October 29, 2020.