(GEORGIAN BAY TOWNSHIP,ON)- Members of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched at 12:39 PM May 2, 2020 to a report of a plane crash into the waters of Georgian Bay in the area of Pinery Point, Georgian Bay Township.
The OPP Communication Centre after receiving the 911 call from an area resident also dispatched the Southern Georgian Bay OPP Marine Unit who arrived on the scene of the crash shortly after the dispatch. The officers recovered and transported the lone pilot to an nearby awaiting County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Unit. Sadly, the pilot was pronounced deceased despite the efforts of emergency services claiming the life of a 47 year old male of Oro-Medonte Township.
The small ultralight aircraft being flown by the pilot sank at the crash scene and Transport Canada has been contacted to assist in the ongoing investigation. Attending officers wish to thank all of the attending emergency services personnel for their assistance with this investigation.