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Swimmer Drowns Off Owen Sound Pier

On Tuesday August 22nd at 2:20 p.m. the Owen Sound Police received a 911 call with regards to a possible drowning in the area of Owen Sound’s west side pier.  The Owen Sound Police, Owen Sound Fire Department and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) immediately attended the area.  Investigators learned that a 15-year old male was swimming with friends in the area of the pier, when he failed to surface.  The Canadian Coast Guard quickly attended the area along with the Owen Sound Fire Department vessel, utilizing their technology on board in the search.  The OPP Marine Unit joined in on the search for the young man, which lasted several hours.  As the emergency personnel continued their efforts on the waters, the youth was not found and further assistance from the OPP Dive Unit was requested. 

The OPP Dive Unit took to the water shortly after 7:00 p.m. and the young man was located deceased.  No further information will be released at this time.

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Owen Sound Police Service
922 2nd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 4M7

Non-emergency: 519-376-1234
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