Brampton man charged in death of teen hit by boat last summer

MAPLETON – A Brampton man has been charged in connection with the death of a Kitchener teenager hit by a boat on Conestogo Lake last summer.

Emergency crews responded on July 26 at about 4:06pm to the lake, located near Wellington County Road 11 in Mapleton Township.

Tania Yonan, 13, of Kitchener, was pulled unconscious from the lake after being hit by a boat and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wellington County OPP announced charges in the incident following a five-month investigation involving OPP Technical Collision Investigators and the local OPP Crime Unit and Marine Unit.

Ayad Warda, 60, of Brampton was charged with careless operation of a vessel, unsafe operation of a vessel and failing to ensure the safety of a craft and persons on board.

He is to appear in Guelph court on Feb. 12.