Boat found on rocks after crash on Lake Nipissing

A boat was found on top of rocks on an island on Lake Nipissing after a crash. (Handout/QMI Agency)

A boat was found on top of rocks on an island on Lake Nipissing after a crash. (Handout/QMI Agency)

Jennifer Hamilton-McCharles, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:23 PM ET

NORTH BAY, Ont. - Shannon Unger was enjoying a bonfire Sunday night with a couple of friends at her Lake Nipissing home when she heard a boat speeding past her home.

“It was dark, around 9 p.m., and we heard this boat pass by our shore and my husband commented that it seemed pretty close to one of the islands out front,” Unger said Tuesday.

“Less than 30 seconds after he commented we heard a massive noise. Scraping and smashing,” she said.

“We all stopped. We looked at each other and said, ‘Holy crap. Something awful has happened.’”

Unger said at that point her husband and family friend went to see if they could help the people on the boat.

“We couldn’t find anything,” she said. “But it didn’t occur to us or to anyone to look up at the islands. Who would have thought it was up on an island?”

Unger said the next day they went back out and saw the boat teetering on an island on Lake Nipissing just off the shores around Rocky Shore Drive on the southshore.

As of Tuesday afternoon the boat was still up on the rocks.

The boat is white and green in colour and it’s name according to an inscription on the back is called Lady Di.

j.hamilton-mccharles@sunmedia.ca


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