Police pull woman's body from icy Ontario lake, brother charged
All traffic is being forced off the QEW at McLeod Road as police continue to investigate at the scene.
Published Tuesday, January 1, 2013 1:23PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, January 1, 2013 5:40PM EST
Provincial police have retrieved the body of an Owen Sound woman from an icy lake northeast of Peterborough.
Police recovered the body of 27-year-old Dana Sue Cranwell at around 1:30 p.m. Monday from Eel's Lake, in North Kawartha Township.
Investigators say the woman, her 29-year-old brother and an 18-year-old man were at a cottage property near Apsley when the group took a sport utility vehicle onto the ice of the lake late Sunday night.
It's alleged the vehicle was driven around in circles before the ice broke and the vehicle began to submerge.
The two men were able to escape but Cranwell was not, and the vehicle ended up sinking in about 10 metres of water.
Police arrived shortly after midnight but due to the dangerous conditions, the search for the woman was postponed until hours later.
Her brother, Timothy Patrick Cranwell, is charged with impaired driving causing death, driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit causing death and dangerous driving causing death. He remains in custody until a bail hearing on Jan. 4.