Man drowns at Kincardine, young boy pulled from water

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A 66-year-old man was declared deceased after being pulled from the waters of Lake Huron off Station Beach in Kincardine the morning of Aug. 12.

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At 11:17 a.m., South Bruce OPP received a report of an unresponsive person in the lake, it said in a news release from police.

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Members of the South Bruce OPP Marine Unit, Kincardine Fire Department and Bruce County Paramedic Services arrived on scene at both the north and south pier of Station Beach, the release said.

Community members pulled a seven-year-old boy from the water, who was transported to local hospital in stable condition and is expected to recover, the release said.

Emergency responders pulled the 66-year-old man from the water who was unresponsive. Lifesaving efforts were initiated before the man was transported to local hospital where he was pronounced deceased, the release said.

The Municipality of Kincardine issued a news release that said the drowing occurred at the piers at Station Beach. Fire Chief Brad Lemaich reported that the man was pulled from the water close to the north pier.

It is suspected the victim jumped from the south pier and encountered difficulties, the municipality’s release said.

Police said the incident is not considered suspicious and the identities of those involved were being withheld out of respect for the family.

The Municipality of Kincardine said the south pier will be closed for the remainder of the weekend and the public is asked to respect the area by not accessing the pier.

Kincardine Mayor Kenneth Craig expressed his deepest condolences to the family.

“There are no words to convey how terrible this news is,” it said in the release.

Author: Jordan Ross