Huntsville OPP seek help to locate boat owner


On August 6, 2018 Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a marine complaint.

A concerned citizen reported to police that on Sunday August 5, 2018 at around 1:30pm she and her family were kayaking in the lake of Bays area on Oxtongue River, when a blue Sunray bow rider with five people passed them at such a high rate of speed that it caused a wake flipping the kayaks.

Huntsville OPP would like to speak to the owner of the boat and is asking that anyone with any information to contact the detachment. The kayaker managed to get a photo of the boat as they were leaving the area. (see attached).

OPP area patrolled waterways has seen their fair share of tragedies this summer, and Huntsville OPP would like to remind everyone to boat safe.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.

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1 Comment

  1. I was going to suggest that someone should set up a camera on the North Muskoka River between Fairy Lake and Vernon Narrows, so it can catch similar boat operators….but the camera would soon run out of memory space….
    No wake means no wake! Slow down.

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