Missing swimmer is found deceased

On September 13, 2020 at 4:11 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to a missing person in Lake Huron, at Second Avenue South, north of French Bay Road, Saugeen First Nation. A witness last observed the male swimmer out from shore, in distress and struggling in the waves.

OPP were assisted at the scene by the three surrounding fire departments, South Bruce Peninsula Fire Department, Saugeen First Nation Fire Department and Saugeen Shores Fire Department, as well as Joint Rescue Coordination Centre run by Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Coast Guard.

An OPP helicopter and two OPP vessels were also involved in the search for the missing swimmer.

The search was put on hold at the end of the day, Sunday evening, and resumed Monday morning, September 14th. During the search, the public and vessels were asked to avoid the area.

Today,September 15th, Grey Bruce OPP Marine Unit and OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit resumed a third day of searching for the missing male and, a short time into the search, the deceased body of the male was removed from the water.

OPP are not releasing the name of the deceased to allow for notification to the next of kin.

Anyone with information that can assist Grey Bruce OPP with this investigation, 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.