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PC Liz MELVIN, OPP
Elgin County OPP Responds To Missing Swimmer Incident

Update - Police Remain on Scene

Central Elgin, ON - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently on scene, at the end of William Street, in Port Stanley, Ontario.

At approximately 3:50 p.m. on July 14, 2016, members of the Elgin County OPP, the Central Elgin Fire Rescue – Port Stanley, and the Elgin St Thomas Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to an incident in which it was reported that two swimmers appeared to be in distress in the water. A red beach warning flag was posted at the time.

With the assistance from life guards and other rescuers, a 19-year-old female made it safely to shore, and received medical attention.

An 18-year-old male has failed to return to shore.

Members of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Elgin County and Chatham Kent OPP Marine Units, the United States Coast Guard, and Ornge, also assisted at the scene.

Rescue efforts have turned to recovery efforts. An Elgin County OPP Mobile Command Unit remains on scene, and divers will be deployed in the morning to assist with the search. As a result, a portion of the Port Stanley main beach, near the pier, remains cordoned off.

Update - Police Remain on Scene - End

Central Elgin, ON - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently on the scene in Port Stanley, Ontario.

At approximately 3:50 p.m. on July 14, 2016, it was reported that two swimmers appeared to be in distress in the water.

A 19-year-old female made it safely to shore, and is receiving medical attention. An 18-year-old male has failed to return to shore.

Members of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, the Elgin OPP Marine Unit, the United States Coast Guard, and Ornge, are assisting at the scene.

This incident is in its early stages. Any updates will be released as details become available.


Last Updated: Thursday, 14 July 2016 21:53:20 PM EST

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