Man charged in double-fatal boat crash in Toronto Harbour

·1 min read
Toronto police have charged a 38-year-old Mississauga man in relation to a double-fatal boat crash that occurred near Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto Harbour on May 31. (Dexter McMillan/CBC News - image credit)
Toronto police have charged a 38-year-old Mississauga man in relation to a double-fatal boat crash that occurred near Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto Harbour on May 31. (Dexter McMillan/CBC News - image credit)

A Mississauga man has been charged in connection with a boat crash in Toronto Harbour two months ago that left two people dead and left several other injured, Toronto police say.

Police say a boat was headed into the harbour on the night of May 31, when it struck a breakwater of rocks and capsized. Police were called about the collision near Tommy Thompson Park just before midnight.

Members of the Toronto police marine unit and Toronto Fire rescued eight people from the boat. Two other individuals, couldn't be located while the vessel was still in the water, police said.

A 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were found dead inside the boat after it was removed from the lake with special equipment.

A 38-year-old man is now facing charges including criminal negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, impaired operation causing death and impaired operation causing bodily harm.

He is scheduled to appear in court in October.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting