A woman has died following a boating collision on Labour Day along the Winnipeg River.

On Monday at approximately 9:10 am, Lac du Bonnet RCMP received a report of the boating collision near the bridge off Riverland Road. 

It was determined that a fishing boat with two occupants was travelling south along the Winnipeg River when it struck a log floating in the water. A 65-year-old male was driving the boat, while a 65-year-old female was riding along. Both are from the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet. 

As a result of the collision, the female fell off the boat, sending her backward into the water, where she hit the propeller of the boat.

A nearby boat with three occupants saw the collision and rushed over to assist in getting the female out of the water. They then transported the male and female to the Lac du Bonnet town dock. 

Upon arrival at the dock, the female was found to have life-threatening injuries. EMS was on scene to manage the serious injuries and CPR was started by an RCMP officer. Police say aid was provided for approximately 45 minutes at which time the female was taken by STARS air ambulance to hospital in Winnipeg.

Police say on Wednesday the woman died of her injuries.

Lac du Bonnet RCMP, an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist and the RCMP Inland Water Transport Unit continue to investigate.


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