A 40-year-old Winnipeg man has died after his boat collided with the shore on the Lee River in the RM of Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.
On May 20, 2018, at approximately 12pm, Lac du Bonnet RCMP responded to a report of a boating collision near the Cape Coppermine boat launch on the Lee River in the RM of Lac du Bonnet.
Upon arrival, officers noted that Emergency Medical Services personnel were already at the location providing medical assistance to a 40-year-old male. He was later pronounced deceased on scene.
Initial police investigation determined that a 40-year-old Winnipeg man, who was the lone occupant of the boat, collided with the shore and was ejected from the boat into the water. Bystanders quickly reached the male, brought him to shore and provided first-aid until EMS arrived.
RCMP report that the man was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident and that the investigation to determine the cause of the collision is ongoing.