The OPP have identified the two young boys killed in yesterday morning’s incident as 15 year-old Alexander Martin of Gravenhurst and 11 year-old Mitchell Paris of Bracebridge.
The police investigation continues.
Two children are dead after three snowmobiles carrying five people went through the ice of Lake Muskoka.
Emergency crews were called to the frozen lake shortly after midnight with reports five people were trapped in the water. Three people, a 31- and 37-year-old man along with a 14-year-old youth, were able to get themselves to shore. Bracebridge OPP and Muskoka EMS retrieved the other two.
An 11-year-old and 15-year-old were taken to hospital where they later died.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the families & friends – really the entire communities of Gravenhurst and Bracebridge – as we collectively mourn the loss of two young men who died early this morning. Please know that your first responders did everything possible to help them!— GravenhurstFIRE (@GravenhurstFIRE) March 4, 2019
A police investigation continues.