Man charged in fatal boat crash on Lake Ontario that killed 2 people

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Toronto police have arrested and charged a Mississauga man in connection with a boat crash that happened two months ago in Toronto’s Port Lands, leaving two dead.

Around midnight on May 31, the police, fire services, and paramedics responded to reports of a capsized boat in Lake Ontario just off the shoreline of Tommy Thompson Park.

The boat, which was carrying 10 people, had been heading into the nearby harbour when it flipped over after striking breakwater wall, police say. Eight of the 10 people in the boat were rescued by emergency personnel, but a 34-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were missing.

The police’s marine unit started searching the area for the two missing boaters. Both the man and woman were later found dead trapped inside the boat after police removed it from the lake.

On July 29, Toronto police arrested 38-year-old Filip Grkovski in connection with the crash. Police charged him with two counts of criminal negligence causing death, four counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, two counts of impaired operation causing death, and four counts of impaired operation causing bodily harm.

Grkovski will face these charges at College Park Courts on October 4.

Police ask that anyone with information relevant to the crash contact them at 416-808-1900, or do so anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at

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