Elgin OPP probe fatal incident involving snowmobile in Southwold

Don Mitchell / Global News

Elgin OPP say one person has died after a snowmobiling incident in Southwold.

Officers say they were contacted shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday about a missing snowmobiler in the area of Munro Line.

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The OPP says its members searched the area, and the missing snowmobile and a deceased person were found shortly after 7:30 a.m.

At roughly 3:30 p.m., OPP issued an update identifying the snowmobile driver as 52-year-old Brad Jackson of Southwold.

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Police had Bush Line closed to traffic between Oneida Road and Boxall Road for several hours but the roadway has since reopened.

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The investigation is ongoing.

— with files from Global News Radio 980 CFPL’s Jacquelyn LeBel.