Provincial police have charged a 30-year-old man with second-degree murder in the death of his father.

The OPP say the death was the result of a violent altercation at a cottage in Gravenhurst.

Officers responded to the scene at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

"It was a very violent situation that our officers did happen upon," said Sgt. Peter Leon.

Upon their arrival, they say they found 67-year-old John Kehl of Brampton dead at the scene.

They say his son, Adam Kehl, of British Columbia has been charged with second-degree murder, indignity to a body and assault.

Investigators would not elaborate on the indignity charge.

"Until a post mortem examination has taken place and conclusive we are not in a position to really speak to that," said Leon.

The post mortem is scheduled for Tuesday.

Police say the accused will appear in court in Bracebridge on Monday.

- With files from The Canadian Press