A 22 year old Brampton man has been pronounced dead after drowning in Wasaga Beach on Saturday (June 12).
At 5:30 p.m., members of the Huronia West OPP Marine Unit responded to a 911 call in front of Beach Area 2 for a male who was last seen on a flotation toy a few hundred metres from shore.
“Friends became concerned when the flotation toy was observed without the male on it,” said police.
A collaborative search and rescue effort ensued with help from OPP Aviation Services, Wasaga Fire and Ontario Parks staff.
After a two-hour search, an OPP Helicopter located a body under the surface a short distance from where the male was last seen.
The 22 year old Brampton man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“The investigation is on-going but information suggests the deceased was a very weak swimmer and not wearing a personal flotation device,” police said.
The man’s name is being withheld until police have finished notifying next-of-kin.