Missing snowmobile rider found dead after going through ice on Sturgeon Lake

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A snowmobile rider who was missing after two people went through the ice on Sturgeon Lake has been found dead, Ontario Provincial Police say.

Late Saturday night, police said two snowmobiles had gone under the ice. At the time, one person had been rescued and taken to hospital, while another was missing.

The incident took place near Bobcaygeon, Ont., about 30-kilometres northwest of Peterborough.

In a tweet, OPP from its Central Region said Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Services and Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service were on the scene, helping in the rescue effort.

The condition of the rescued snowmobile rider is not known.

According to the OPP, aircraft from the Trenton Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, located at CFB Trenton and part of the Canadian Armed Forces, had been helping to look for the missing person.

Sturgeon Lake is located in the Kawartha Lakes region and part of the Trent-Severn Waterway.