Victim drowns in Credit River in Mississauga

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Published September 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm

An adult male reportedly drowned in the Credit River on Tuesday night (Sept. 21), hours after a warning was issued about rising waters from expected heavy rains.  .

At 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 21), the Peel Regional Police received a call about a person falling into the river in the area of Stavebank Road and Park Street and not resurfacing. Peel paramedics and Mississauga firefighters joined in a search. A person was pulled out of the water, but was pronounced dead at the scene. .

While the incident is not necessarily connected to conditions in the river, Credit Valley Conservation has advised residents that low-lying areas along the Credit River and its major tributaries could see water levels rise above bank-full levels.

A slow-moving storm is expected to unloose 40 to 60 millimetres of rain on parts of Southern Ontario on Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning (Sept. 22), and subsequent thunderstorms could dump another 10 to 20 mm.

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