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Driver loses life as ATV crashes through ice on Lake Simcoe

An aerial view of Lake Simcoe shows large sections of open water and unstable ice conditions on Wed., Jan. 27, 2021 (York Regional Police) An aerial view of Lake Simcoe shows large sections of open water and unstable ice conditions on Wed., Jan. 27, 2021 (York Regional Police)
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An ATV crash through the thin ice of Lake Simcoe took the life of a Georgina man.

Two men were riding on an ATV near Duclos Point in southwestern Lake Simcoe when it fell through the ice Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

York Regional Police have confirmed that the passenger was able to pull himself out of the water.

However, despite life-saving efforts, a 69-year-old man was pronounced dead.

Police warn snowmobilers, fishers and ATV drivers to be wary of melting ice.

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