On July 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was informed of a small aluminum boat travelling in circles in the water of Lake Huron just off the shores in Southhampton.
Quick acting civilians attended the scene prior to any emergency services arrival and located a male party in the water. The male was transported to shore by civilians where Bruce County Paramedic Services took over his care. The male was transported to hospital by ambulance in critical condition. The male has since been pronounced deceased.
It is unknown at this time what led to these circumstances. The Ontario Provincial Police is continuing this investigation however it is not considered suspicious.
Further updates will be released as the information becomes available.
The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information that can assist police to call 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.