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Bracebridge woman, 24, dies in snowmobile accident on Six Mile Lake

SIX MILE LAKE — A 24-year-old Bracebridge woman is one of the first snowmobilers to die this year.

Southern Georgian Bay OPP were dispatched to a report of a snowmobile crash at the north end of Six Mile Lake at 9:42 p.m. January 13, 2018.

Attending officers along with members of the Muskoka Paramedic Services and Georgian Bay Fire Service attended the shoreline scene located near Sugar Loaf Lane , Georgian Bay Township.

Emergency responders located a lone snowmobile and a female operator near a tree along the shoreline that had been struck by the snowmobile. Sadly, the snowmobile operator Katlyn Courtnage succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

She was travelling with another snowmobile at the time of the crash.

Investigators are citing speed as a contributing factor in this crash, which is being investigated by members of the Central Region Technical Collision Investigators (TCI).

Snowmobile operators are reminded to operate their snowmobiles within their abilities and to the trail conditions. Trail conditions and safety information can also be found on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) web site.

Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs web link

Remember, no ice is safe ice, know before you go, consider the risks to yourself and others should you venture out on frozen surfaces and obey OFSC trail rules.

See attached Sled Safe Poster.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, waterways and roadways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

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