A tragic reminder this morning that no ice is safe ice.
Bracebridge OPP reports an accident on Lake Muskoka this morning shortly after midnight.
Three snowmobiles, and the five people riding them, went through the ice and into the water.
Three people, a 31-year-old Bracebridge man, a 37-year-old Gravenhurst man, and a 14-year-old Gravenhurst youth were able to get themselves to shore.
However, it required the efforts of emergency services personnel to retrieve the remaining two people, an 11-year-old Bracebridge youth and 15-year-old Gravenhurst youth.
They were taken to hospital but unfortunately, lifesaving efforts on the two young people were unsuccessful.
The OPP Underwater Search and Recover Unit, OPP Aviation support and Technical Traffic Collision Investigators are assisting in this ongoing investigation in coordination with the office of the Chief Coroner.
The Gravenhurst Fire Department and Muskoka EMS also responded to the scene.