Police have recovered the body of a missing snowmobiler who went through the ice on Stoney Lake yesterday.
Another man, who had to be rescued, is in hospital.
Mark Giunta reports.
UPDATE FRIDAY: The deceased snowmobiler was identified as Jerry Douglas Eadie, 51, of Douro-Dummer Township. The deceased was transported to The Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit at the Forensic Services and Coroners Complex in Toronto for a post-mortem examination.
It’s just after 2:30 Thursday afternoon…
Crews from the Selwyn Fire Department start the long trek by foot to recover the body of a snowmobiler, who fell through the ice, into the frigid water in an area known as Hell’s Gate on Stoney Lake late Wednesday afternoon.
He was out sledding with another man, who was rescued.
Constable Jason Folz, Peterborough County OPP:
“One was able to skim across the water and made it to the other side, the other one didn’t”
Police say, the second man from Douro-Dummer Township, who was riding on the other machine, tried to save his friend but was unsuccessful.
He was later found by a helicopter from Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton.
He was taken to Peterborough Regional Health Centre and was treated for hypothermia.
Crews called off the search for the night- but were back Thursday morning.
OPP divers located the man’s body around noon.
This tragedy has emergency crews reminding everyone to stay off the ice.
Capt. Bill Northey – Selwyn Fire:
“There’s no safe ice. That’s all there is to it. And this lake is especially bad for currents.”
The victim is a 51-year-old man from Douro-Dummer Township.
His name hasn’t been released.