Charges filed in Toronto harbor boat accident that killed two people

A Mississauga man faces a dozen charges after a boating accident near Toronto’s Port Lands killed two people in late May.

Just before midnight on May 31, police and paramedics were called to Tommy Thompson Park for reports of a boat capsized in Lake Ontario.

Police said the boat, which had 10 occupants on board, had entered the harbor in a northeasterly direction when it collided with a breakwater on a rocky island.

The ship capsized as a result of the crash. Eight of the ten people were rescued from the water.

The two other occupants, a 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, were reported missing after the collision and a search was launched immediately.

The two were later found dead in the boat when it was pulled from the lake, police said.

On Friday, the police announced the arrest of 38-year-old Filip Grkovski.

He is indicted on two counts of criminal negligence resulting in death, two counts of malfunction resulting in death, four counts of criminal negligence resulting in bodily injury, and four counts of malfunction resulting in bodily injury.

Grkovsky is due to appear in court on October 4.

Police continue to ask anyone with information to anonymously contact 416-808-1900 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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