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Man charged after swimmer killed on Lake Rosseau in July

Police say vessel struck and killed 48-year-old man, who'd been swimming with visibility marker; Huntsville man, 26, charged under Canada Shipping Act
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A man has been charged in relation to an incident last summer in Port Carling in which a swimmer was killed.

On July 25 at about 6:45 a.m., emergency services responded to a 911 call on Lake Rousseau, near Shamrock Lodge Road, about a swimmer who was unresponsive in the water about 70 feet from shore.

A vessel had struck the 48-year-old man, who had been swimming and was equipped with a visibility marker, Bracebridge OPP stated in a news release.

“Life-saving efforts were made. However, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased,” the release stated.

Police announced Wednesday they had charged Zavier Foyston, 26, of Huntsville, with operating a vessel in a careless manner, under the Canada Shipping Act.

He is set to appear in Bracebridge court Feb. 7.