Senior dies in accidental fall in Muskoka

An apparent accidental fall into Gibson Lake has claimed the life of a senior in Georgian Bay Township.

Police confirm the senior, who has not been identified, died on Tuesday night after it‘s believed he fell on his property along Hansen’s Road.

First responders said the call for help came in at 9:47 p.m., after the man‘s family reported he went outside to clear snow off a satellite dish, before tragedy struck. It‘s believed the man slipped and fell into the water.

Police pulled the victim closer to land for firefighters to get him out of the water, but they were unsuccessful in reviving him.

Ontario Provincial Police believe there is no foul play, or criminal activity. The death is being treated as an accident.

An apparent accidental fall into Gibson Lake has claimed the life of a senior in Georgian Bay Township.

Police confirm the senior, who has not been identified, died on Tuesday night after it‘s believed he fell on his property along Hansen’s Road.

First responders said the call for help came in at 9:47 p.m., after the man‘s family reported he went outside to clear snow off a satellite dish, before tragedy struck. It‘s believed the man slipped and fell into the water.

Police pulled the victim closer to land for firefighters to get him out of the water, but they were unsuccessful in reviving him.

Ontario Provincial Police believe there is no foul play, or criminal activity. The death is being treated as an accident.

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