Boat that sank in Great Slave Lake had struck rock: RCMP
4 people rescued by Yellowknife's Coast Guard Auxiliary
A boat that sank in Great Slave Lake south of Yellowknife last month had struck a rock, according to RCMP.
Four people, including a four-year-old child, were rescued by members of Yellowknife's Coast Guard Auxiliary from the 24-foot Maxxum boat.
RCMP got a call about the vessel in distress at about 10 p.m. on July 31.
The boat was about 24 kilometres south of Yellowknife on Great Slave Lake when it struck the rock. It lost its propeller and was taking on water in the engine compartment.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary dispatched two vessels, the Nick Martin and the Diavik Discovery.
Police say about 20 minutes after the boaters were rescued, the cabin cruiser was almost completely submerged. It eventually sank.
One boater sustained a minor injury.