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Updated: OPP identify person who died after canoe capsized on the North Channel

Neither of the two canoe occupants were wearing life jackets when their canoe capsized
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Updated: Aug. 6, 11:15 a.m.

Manitoulin OPP have identified the person who died after a canoe capsized on the waters of the North Channel near Sagamok First Nation on Aug. 4.

At around 8 p.m. on Aug. 4, members with the Manitoulin Detachment of the OPP, with the assistance of the Anishinabek Police Service and the Algoma EMS, responded to a report of a capsized canoe on the waters of the North Channel near Sagamok First Nation.

The investigation has since revealed that two people were fishing in a canoe near Sagamok Point.

The canoe capsized and both occupants of the canoe went into the water. One man was able to make it to shore safely and notify emergency services. With the assistance of civilians nearby, the second person was located without vital signs and lifesaving efforts were commenced by EMS.

Yvon Toulouse, 48,, from Sagamok First Nation, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Neither of the canoe's occupants were wearing life jackets at the time the canoe capsized.

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and Forensic Pathology Service.

Original story:

Around 8 p.m. on Aug. 4, Manitoulin Ontario Provincial Police were called to investigate a capsized canoe on Sagamok Point in the North Channel of Lake Huron. 

Police confirmed through Twitter early Monday morning, that one person has died as a result of the incident. 

This story will be updated when more information is made available. 




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