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Media Release

Release Date: September 17th, 2019 - 11:52am

Originator: D/Sergeant, Paul Foley, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 ext 2215

Contact: D/Sergeant, Paul Foley, 2 District Criminal Investigation Bureau, 905-825-4747 extension 2215

Location: Oakville


Man Found Deceased in Lake Ontario

​​On September 13, 2019, the Halton Regional Police Service recovered the body of a deceased male. The male was located approximately 1 km off the shoreline of Lake Ontario with the closest land intersection being Maple Grove Drive and Lakeshore Road East in the Town of Oakville.

The male was wearing a red keyhole personal floatation device.  He is described as a white male, between 20-40 years, dark hair, 5 foot 10 inches in height, and approximately 160 lbs.

There is indication that this male party may be linked to a Niagara Parks Police Service incident dating back to September 4, 2019. A report was made of a male party wearing a keyhole personal floatation device observed in distress by a fisherman in the Niagara River near the Niagara Gorge whirlpool area. An extensive search of the shoreline and surrounding area was unsuccessful in locating the male.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact 2 District, Criminal Investigations Bureau, at 905-825-4747 extension 2216.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something?  Hear Something?  Know Something?  Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.