Police investigating McCaslim Lake deathBy Sue Tiffin
Police are investigating a death on McCaslim Lake in Highlands East after a small aluminum fishing boat carrying three people capsized on June 22 leaving one man dead.
Members of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and emergency crews responded to the capsized boat just after 5 p.m. on Saturday. While two occupants in the boat were able to use a lifejacket found floating on top of the water to safely return to shore, police report the third male disappeared under the surface, and efforts at that time to locate the man were unsuccessful.
The body of Jeffrey Daniel St-Cyr, 36 years old, from Oshawa was located on June 23 by OPP members from the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.
Safety equipment was on board the capsized vessel, however lifejackets were not worn by the occupants.
A post-mortem is scheduled for today.