Shark Tank Judge Kevin O'Leary, also known by his nickname "Mr. Wonderful," was involved in a boating accident on Lake Joseph in Ontario, Canada, where one man died and one died other woman was seriously injured.
According to TMZ, O & # 39; Leary's boat was involved in an accident on the lake at around 11:30 pm on Saturday. Local time and crashed into the bow of a larger boat. A man aboard the larger boat was killed and a woman reported to have been seriously injured.
O'Leary confirmed to TMZ that he was a passenger aboard a boat involved in the crash.
"Late Saturday night, I was a passenger in a boat that had a tragic collision with another vehicle that did not have navigation light, and then I fled the accident site and I fully cooperate with the authorities," he told TMZ ,
"Out of respect for the families who have lost relatives and to fully support ongoing investigations, I think it is inappropriate at this time to make further comments," he continued. "My thoughts are with all affected families."
A representative of O'Leary told TMZ that his wife Linda was driving the boat at the time of the crash. The representatives said that they had passed a DUI test that was done that night. The representative added that a third passenger aboard O & # 39; s was Leary's boat and suffered minor injuries in the accident.
According to TMZ, one person associated with the larger boat claims that O'Leary's boat has fled the scene. O. Leary's representative, however, told TMZ that it was the larger boat that was leaving.
Canada's Global News reported that a boat accident took place on Saturday around 1
Local news channel My Muskoka Now reported that the man who had been fatally injured in the accident was from Florida, citing West Parry Sound OPP. The police say they investigate the cause of the crash and question whether alcohol played a role in the incident.
Both boats were referred to by the police as "pleasure boats". The larger boat was described as a ship for 13 people, which was for an evening cruise on the lake.
Detective Inspector Martin Graham said to My Muskoka Now that the smaller ship was a "towboat" and that they were on board after returning for the evening, they returned to their residence. Graham said one of the boats "definitely" moved during the crash, although it is unclear whether they were moving.
According to Graham, the deceased man was in the Muskoka area and lived in a friend's hut.
The Global News and My Muskoka Now reports did not confirm whether O & # 39; Leary or his wife were involved in the crash.
O & # 39; Leary and the West Parry Sound OPP were not immediately available for comment.