OPP investigate two vehicles breaking through ice

Posted on: January 7, 2019

Public asked to avoid Mississippi Lake


Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by members of the Snow Vehicle, All Terrain Vehicle, Vessel Enforcement / Education (SAVE) continue to investigate two incidents on Mississippi Lake.

At 3:45am on Sunday January 6, 2018 officers responded to a report of a passenger vehicle through the ice near Craig Shore.

On arrival the officers located an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) commonly referred to as a “Side By Side”. The ATV was partially submerged with its lights on.

While searching for people involved the officers established that there was another vehicle, a Volkswagen passenger vehicle, through the ice. It was this vehicle that was the subject of the original call and became the focus of a Fatal Collision Investigation.

Members of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit attended and recovered the body of a thirty one (31) year old man from Drummond North Elmsley Township.

An adult male escaped from the Volkswagen was transported to hospital to be treated for the effects of Hyperthermia.

OPP established that the two incidents were separate events.

Both investigations are active and ongoing.