February 6, 2016 11:07 am
Updated: February 6, 2016 1:31 pm

Snowmobiler dead after rescue attempt on Georgian Bay

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TAY TOWNSHIP, Ont. – Provincial police say a man is dead and another man faces charges after a snowmobiling accident on Georgian Bay in Tay Township, Ont.

The OPP’s Southern Georgian Bay detachment got the call just before 7 o’clock Friday night and were assisted by Tay Fire and Simcoe County Paramedics.

Investigators say four men were travelling together on two snowmobiles when one of the machines broke through the ice near Victoria Harbour.

They say the operator of the second snowmobile – Brent David Fisher, 48, of Innisfil – died after he got off his machine to help, but also went through the ice.

The other three made it safely back to shore.

Police say they’ve charged 50-year-old Ross Guy, also of Innisfil, with impaired driving. He’s scheduled to appear in court Feb. 18.

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