A 57-year-old man is dead after a truck went through the ice on Bushwolf Lake near Eagle Lake in Dysart et al last Saturday.
Haliburton Highlands OPP reported Larry Bagg was plowing a track on the ice for recreational purposes when the truck broke through the ice. The lone occupant was still in the submerged pickup truck when first responders arrived just after 4 p.m. on Dec. 14.
He was recovered from the truck by Algonquin Highlands Fire Department –Ice Rescue with assistance from Dysart et al fire department andtaken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A post mortem has been ordered by the coroner police said on Tuesday.
Algonquin Highlands Mayor Carol Moffatt posteda statement on social media on Dec. 15 noting that firefighters fromStation 80 in Stanhope responded to the accident and that “duringthe course of that call one of our firetrucks with four firefighterson board experienced difficulties in the challenging weatherconditions slid off the road and rolled over.”
Moffatt said allfour firefighters were attended to at hospital.
“One firefighterrequired further treatment and is resting at home” she wrote. “Noone else was seriously injured.”
Moffatt thanked volunteerfirefighters calling them “one of our greatest assets” andresponded to news of the death by saying “Our thoughts are with thefamily of the man who perished in the initial ice and water call;calls like these are heart-breaking and affect a wide range of folksand families in a small community.”
Haliburton Highlands OPP reported the man was ploughing a trackon the ice for recreational purposes when the truck broke through theice. The lone occupant was still in the submerged pickup truck whenfirst responders arrived just after 4 p.m. on Dec. 14.
*Updated on Dec. 17 to include the name of the deceased.