Niagara Police confirm body found floating in Lake Ontario was missing Toronto man


Published August 12, 2021 at 4:38 pm


As expected, the Niagara Police have officially confirmed that the male body found floating in Lake Ontario near Niagara-on-the-Lake on August 5 is, in fact, the same 27-year-old Toronto man who got overwhelmed by the Niagara River current during an incident on August 1.

On that day, the man and a 22-year-old Toronto woman went into the water after hiking along the trails of Niagara Gorge. Both were instantly caught up by the current.

The woman’s body was recovered that day and despite resuscitative efforts by the police, she was pronounced dead in the hospital.

That began a four-day search for the man’s body, undertaken by Canadian Coast Guard, the NRPS Marine Unit, Niagara Helicopters and Niagara Jet Boats.

After the body was discovered by a man fishing in the lake, it was sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, for a postmortem and positive identification.

Detectives do not believe there was foul play involved in the drownings.

The identities of the deceased man and woman are not being released at this time.

Detectives continue to work with the office of the Coroner on this matter. Anyone with information can contact 905-688-4111, 1022200.

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