Police investigate drowning in Wasaga Beach

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After a two-hour search, the 22-year-old Brampton man was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

PRESS RELEASE
PROVINCIAL ONTARIO POLICE
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On June 12, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., the OPP West Huronia Maritime Unit as well as the OPP Aviation Services, Wasaga firefighters and Ontario Parks personnel responded to a possible drowning in front of Beach Zone 2 at Wasaga Beach.

Early reports indicate that a male was last seen on a toy floating a few hundred yards from shore. Friends were concerned when the flotation device was observed without the male on it. Friends of the man called 911 and a collaborative search and rescue effort ensued. The search lasted approx. two o’clock

Unfortunately, the research came to a grim conclusion when a body was located below the surface by the OPP helicopter. The body was located a short distance from where the male was last seen.

A 22-year-old man from Brampton was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is withheld until notifications from the next of kin have been made.

The investigation is ongoing, but information suggests the deceased was a very weak swimmer and was not wearing a personal flotation device.

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