Police investigate drowning at Wasaga Beach

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Swimmer entered water in beach area 1 and did not resurface; CPR was attempted when the 42-year-old was recovered, but efforts were unsuccessful

PRESS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Huronia West Detachment investigate the drowning of a swimmer in the Nottawasaga River in the town of Wasaga Beach.

On August 13, 2022, at approximately 5:20 p.m., officers responded to a call for a possible drowning in Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. According to initial information, a swimmer entered the water in Area 1 of the beach near the boat launch and did not resurface.

Huronia West officers including the Marine Unit, Wasaga Beach Fire Department and Simcoe County paramedics located, recovered and brought the victim ashore, where CPR was performed. The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance and was later pronounced dead.

The deceased has been identified as Kuljit Dhinsa, 42, of Richmond Hill, Ontario.

The death is considered non-suspicious and no foul play is suspected.

Huronia West OPP is continuing the investigation in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario.

An autopsy is scheduled at the Center of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.

If anyone witnessed this incident and would like to speak to Victim Services, please call Simcoe County Victim Services at 705-725-7025 ext. 2120

The Ontario Provincial Police supports proactive measures that will help reduce drowning deaths in the province.

  • always swim with a buddy
  • know your limits and swimming abilities
  • let someone know when and where you are going swimming
  • test the waters with your feet, don’t dive in
  • do not swim under the influence of alcohol / drugs

For more information on water safety, click here.

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