Police seek boat that allegedly swamped kayakers

A kayaker who snapped this photo claims the operator caused a wake so great that it caused a group of kayakers to flip over. (OPP handout)

HUNTSVILLE Police are pursuing the operator of boatload of people who allegedly swamped a group of kayakers, knocking them over in their watercraft.

Provincial police say that on Monday, Aug. 6, the Huntsville detachment received the marine complaint.

They say a concerned citizen reported to police that on Sunday August 5, 2018, at about 1:30 p.m. she and her family were kayaking in the lake of Bays area on Oxtongue River, when she says a blue Sunray bow rider with five people passed them at such a high rate of speed that it caused a wake flipping the kayaks.

Police would now would like to speak to the owner of the boat and is asking that anyone with any information to contact the detachment.

The kayaker managed to get a photo of the boat as they were leaving the area.

The OPP says that the waterways patrolled by them have seen their fair share of tragedies this summer, and Huntsville OPP would like to remind everyone to boat safe.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.