Snowmobiler Succumbs After Falling Through Ice

Source: OPP
Date: Mon Mar 25 02:50:54 MST 2019

(KEARNEY, ON) - On Sunday March 24, 2019 at approximately 12:00 p.m. the Almaguin Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the Parry Sound Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Kearney Fire and Emergency Services responded to a snowmobile that went into the open water on Hassard Lake.

Police investigation revealed that the driver of the snowmobile, Shawn MCALLISTER, 42 of Zorra Township was driving his vehicle on the lake in an area where there was open water when he fell in. The driver was eventually brought out of the lake but was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police would like to remind snowmobilers to check the ice condition before travelling on lakes, rivers or waterways.


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