One man missing, second hospitalized after snowmobiles go through ice on Six Mile Lake

A cottager alerted first responders that two people were in distress

Ontario Provincial Police divers have suspended their search for a missing snowmobiler due to darkness, while a second sledder has been hospitalized after their machines went through the ice on Six Mile Lake near O’Leary’s Island in Georgian Bay Township.

Police say around 10:45 Sunday morning, a cottager alerted first responders about two people in distress.

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Police, fire and paramedics arrived on the scene and took over rescue attempts from residents who were trying to assist the snowmobilers. One person, a 59-year-old man, was taken from the frigid water and transported to a local hospital. An OPP spokesperson says he is expected to survive.

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Police say the search for the other male will resume Monday morning.

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