Investigation into Suspected Drowning Continuing

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Kingston Police in conjunction with the Ontario Provincial Police and the Eastern Ontario Coroner’s Office continue to investigate a suspected drowning at a quarry on Highway 15 in Kingston.

On the afternoon of Sunday, August 28th, 2016, at approximately 4:15pm, Kingston Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedic Services, were all called to the rock quarry at 998 Highway 15, in the east end of Kingston for a water rescue.

Witnesses told police that a 24 year-old male had been in the water and had gone underwater, but did not surface. By the time emergency services arrived, the male had not been seen for approximately ten minutes. The water filled quarry was searched extensively by firefighters and police, but the victim could not be located.

Kingston Police have requested the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) for assistance in locating the victim, who is suspected to have drowned. The USRU is expected to arrive on scene approximately midday to continue the recovery effort.

Anyone with information they feel may assist the investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Chris Bracken at 613-549-4660 ext. 6152 or via email at [email protected]