Small Boat Goes Over Falls – One Dead

(HORTON TWP, ON) – A Horton Township resident is deceased after a boating incident on the Bonnechere River.

Officers with the Renfrew Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Horton Township Firefighters and Renfrew County Paramedics were called to the scene along Thompson Road just before 9:00 p.m. on July 8, 2024.

It was reported that a male in a small boat had gone over the Bonnechere Falls.

Boats from the Arnprior Fire Department and paramedic services were launched as part of the search.

The male’s body was located in the water, downstream from the falls.

Despite life-saving efforts, the 82-year-old male was pronounced deceased.

He had not been wearing a life jacket.

The man’s 59-year-old son also went over the falls in a kayak while searching for his father. He was not seriously hurt but was transported to hospital as a precaution.

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