Family members injured after hit & run by jet ski on Otonabee River north of Rice Lake

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(OTONABEE-SOUTH MONAGHAN TOWNSHIP, ON) – Members of the Peterborough County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) marine unit were called to assist at a boating collision on Saturday shortly before 4:00 pm on the south portion of the Otonabee River north of Rice Lake.

A personal watercraft (PWC), travelling upstream, collided with a family of 7 in a bowrider travelling in the opposite direction, causing extensive damage. Immediately after the collision the male rider of the PWC offered no assistance to the injured family in the bow rider and fled the scene.

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The PWC is described as:

  • Sit down style, possibly a Sea-Doo
  • Purple and white in colour
  • Damage to the right side of the vessel

The driver described as:

  • White male
  • Heavy set; approximately 250lbs

The female passenger described as:

  • Asian female
  • Approximately 125lbs
  • Injured right leg due to collision

Some of the family members in the bowrider suffered various non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision.

Investigators currently wish to speak with the driver of the PWC and are looking to check on the well-being of the female passenger. Please contact Peterborough County OPP at 705-742-0401, the Provincial Communication Centre at 888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers with Tips.

The Ontario Provincial Police is committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Peterborough County OPP values your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please visit Crime Stoppers at: or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)