A tragic end to a canoe outing for a family of four in cottage country.
Haliburton Highlands OPP said emergency crews were called to Moore Lake Saturday afternoon about a canoe that capsized.
Police said boaters in the area arrived on the scene. A man sunk beneath the water after passing a young child to safety. A woman and another child were safely pulled from the water.
Police divers with the assistance of the Minden Hills fire department recovered the body of a 39-year-old North York man.
OPP said the lack of safety equipment was a significant contributing factor to the tragedy.