A 65-year-old Fort Frances man is deceased following an incident on Rainy Lake.
On Friday, July 29 around 3:30pm, OPP of the Rainy River Detachment received a call of an individual unconscious after a collision between two personal watercrafts.
As Rainy River District OPP prepared to launch their vessel, they requested support from law enforcement partners. Koochiching County Sheriff's Office already had a boat in the water and was able to depart for the scene. Meanwhile, members of the public attempted life-saving measures.
Upon arrival, Koochiching County Sheriff's Office transported the individual to Rainy Lake Medical Centre in International Falls, Minnesota.
Medical staff at Rainy Lake Medical Centre pronounced Brian Sanders deceased at 5:15pm that same day.
This investigation is ongoing, and a post-mortem investigation will be scheduled at a later date.
Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.