Two killed, two hurt in Sudbury boating accident



SUDBURY, Ont. -- The community of Skead was reeling Sunday after learning two people were killed in a boating accident on Lake Wahnapitae, less than two hours after many residents had gathered near the shore for Canada Day fireworks.

Police and the Ontario Fire Marshal's Office are investigating 12:45 a.m. Sunday boating accident in which two other people were injured, one listed in critical condition and another treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the four were in the vessel when it struck an island.

The names of people involved are not being released at this time.

People in the tight-knit, west-end community went about their business Sunday, walking dogs, jogging and working in their yards.

One resident told QMI Agency she thought the four occupants of the boat were from the community and that they had likely attended the fireworks display put on by the Lake Wahnapitae Home and Campers' Association.

A male resident of the community said there are at least three islands in the area of Lake Wahnapitae not far from the marina.

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