Boating accident claims life of 57-year-old Carleton, PEI man

May 26, 2024
Summerside, Prince Edward Island

News release


East Prince RCMP responded to a call of a boating incident in the Summerside Harbour that claimed the life of a 57-year-old man.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., East Prince RCMP attended Holman Wharf in Summerside where an oyster dory had come ashore after experiencing what is believed to be a collision with a channel marker in Summerside harbour. There were two men in the dory at the time, and the collision appears to have caused one of them to have been ejected from the boat. The second man attempted to rescue the man who had fallen overboard, and was able to bring him to shore. Island EMS, Summerside Police and Canadian Coast Guard officials were also on scene. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) was alerted but no additional support from them was required.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death and the investigation into this incident is still on going.


Contact information

Scott C. Ferris
Senior Communications Advisor
Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Prince Edward Island

File number: 2024710453

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