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1 person dead after small plane crashes through ice on Lake Simcoe

One person has died after a small plane crashed through the ice on Lake Simcoe in Ramara, Ont., on Monday afternoon, officials have confirmed.

Orillia OPP Const. Ted Dongelmans told Global News the call came in around 4 p.m. and that first responders were on scene, about one kilometre of Lagoon City, Ont.

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Dongelmans said one person was on the plane at the time of the crash, although the OPP isn’t releasing the identity of the pilot until a post-mortem exam is complete and next of kin have been notified.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada, along with the office of the chief coroner, are investigating the cause of the crash, OPP say.

Durham Region paramedics confirmed they attended the scene. The Ramara fire department also attended the scene.

Any witnesses of the crash are asked to contact Orillia OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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