One person is dead and another presumed drowned after a boat capsized on Chemong Lake

Courtesy Peterborough Scanner Feed

KAWARTHA LAKES-The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit is combing Chemong Lake for a missing man after a fishing boat capsized this morning at approximately 6:40am.

A boat with four occupants on board capsized while fishing on Chemong Lake near Chemong Street South, off the shores of Curve Lake. Police say three occupants were rescued by officers with the assistance of community members. A male and two females were transported to a local hospital. The male was pronounced deceased at hospital, one female has sustained life-threatening injuries and another female is being treated for minor injuries. One male is unaccounted for.

The OPP Marine Unit, OPP Aviation Services and Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) are currently searching the area for the missing male.

The identity of the deceased will not be released until the next of kin are notified.

The cause of this accident remains under investigation.