LEEDS – Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continued an investigation after a woman was rescued after driving off of a boat launch.
On May 11, 2018, at about 11:55 P.M O.P.P officers were advised that a female had just driven off a boat launch in Rideau Lakes Township. OPP arrived within 5 minutes to Forrester’s Landing Drive to find a fully submerged vehicle about 50 meters out from land in Upper Rideau Lake. An OPP ERT (Emergency Response Team) member and a volunteer firefighter dove into the water and assisted the female from her vehicle to safety.
Lifesaving efforts were commenced and the driver was transported to the hospital in Kingston where she was in critical condition.
57-year-old Wendy HOLMES of Rideau Lakes Township was pronounced deceased on May 15, 2018.
Alcohol was a factor.