A 65-year-old woman is dead after the boat she was riding in struck a log on the Winnipeg River, knocking her backwards out of the boat and being struck by the motor's propeller.
The Manitoba RCMP says the incident occurred on Labour Day (Sep. 4) just after 9 a.m.
Police were called to the river close to a bridge on Riverland Road in the Lac Du Bonnet area. Officers went to the dock in town and met thos involved there.
The RCMP says that the boat was travelling south on the river, being driven by a 65-year-old male, when it hit the log. Another boat nearby saw the incident and rushed to their assistance, helping get the woman out of the water. They then transported the man and woman by boat to the town dock.
It was at the dock where they discovered she had life-threatening injuries. EMS personnel worked on her serious injuries while and RCMP officer performed CPR. The RCMP says that aid was applied for approximately 45 minutes, until the woman was transported by STARS to a Winnipeg hospital.
On September 6 the woman succumbed to her injuries while in hospital.
Lac du Bonnet RCMP, a RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist, and the RCMP Inland Water Transport Unit continue to investigate.