Man drowns at Wasaga Beach


A Richmond Hill man has died after being pulled from the water at Wasaga Beach.

The Ontario Provincial Police Huronia West Detachment said on Saturday August 13 that a swimmer entered the Nottawasaga River and did not resurface.

They were last seen jumping into the water at a beach in Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, near the launch area.

Officers arrived at the scene around 5:20 p.m.

Shortly after, emergency responders, which also included members of the Marine Unit as well as the Wasaga Beach Fire Department and Simcoe County paramedics, located, recovered and brought the victim ashore. and performed CPR.

The victim, who was identified as Kuljit Dhinsa, 42, of Richmond Hill, was rushed to hospital by ambulance and later pronounced dead.

Police said Dhinsa’s death was not suspicious and did not suspect foul play.

Police and the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario are currently investigating.

An autopsy is to take place at the Center of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.

Anyone who witnessed this incident and wants assistance is asked to call Simcoe County Victim Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2120.

The Ontario Provincial Police are urging the public to take proactive measures to help reduce the number of drowning deaths. They always include swimming with a buddy, knowing your swimming limits and abilities, letting someone know when and where you are going to swim, testing the waters with your feet, not diving in them, and not swimming under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


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