Barrie man drowns near Rondeau


Lake Erie claimed another life on the weekend off the shores of Rondeau Provincial Park.

According to Chatham-Kent OPP, a 25 year-old Barrie man fell off an inflatable raft Saturday afternoon and failed to resurface.

About 24 hours later, the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, along with members of Chatham-Kent OPP and the Elgin County OPP Marine Unit, recovered the body of the missing swimmer.

The coroner attended the scene and a post mortem examination has been scheduled for Monday in London.

The deceased has been identified as 25-year old Yuriy Zhlobitskyy of Barrie.


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