FORT FRANCES, ON — Ontario Provincial Police have identified a Fort Frances man as the victim of a boating accident on Rainy Lake.
Police say 65-year-old Brian Craig Sanders was fatally injured on Friday, July 29 when two personal watercraft collided.
OPP were notified around 3:30 pm that an individual was unconscious following a collision.
They prepared to launch their boat but also requested support from law enforcement partners.
The sheriff’s office in Koochiching County, Minnesota was able to respond first as it already had a boat on Rainy Lake.
In the meantime, members of the public attempted lifesaving measures at the scene.
Sanders was taken by police to a medical centre in International Falls where he was pronounced deceased.
OPP said Monday that they are continuing to investigate the incident.
A post-mortem will be scheduled for a later date.