NIPIGON – There have been two deaths reported by Ontario Provincial Police across Northwestern Ontario so far through the Victoria Day holiday weekend. One death is in the Kenora region and the other in Nipigon.
On Saturday, OPP officers responded to a missing person incident at the park. Officer conducted a search of the park assisted by the Emergency Response Team, K9 unit, Rushing River Provincial Park Staff, and the Kenora Marine and Trails Unit.
The male was subsequently located deceased.
The investigation is continuing and police are asking anyone that may have information about the incident call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crimestoppers. The name of the deceased has not been released by authorities yet.
Fatal ATV Accident in Nipigon
On May 20 2017 at approximately 6:20pm EST, officers of the Nipigon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a male who was fatally injured in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision which occurred on a bush road located east of the Little Sturge Lake, Unorganized Township, off of Black Sturgeon Rd.
The OPP report that the driver of the ATV was travelling on the bush road when he encountered another motor vehicle on a corner. The ATV lost control causing the ATV to leave the roadway and roll, fatally injuring the driver.
Officers, along with Superior North Emergency Medical Services (EMS), attended the location of the driver, where he was found to be unresponsive. EMS then transported the male to the Nipigon Memorial Hospital.
The 33-year-old male from Marathon Ontario was pronounced deceased at the Hospital.
An OPP Technical Collision Investigator (TCI) with the assistance of Nipigon detachment members attended the scene and the investigation is ongoing. There is no evidence of impairment and the driver was wearing the required safety equipment for the operation of an ATV.