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Boy, 15, was swimming with friends 0

QMI AGENCY

QMI AGENCY - The body of a 15-year-old boy was pulled from the waters of an Ontario lake Friday night.

Police said the boy was visiting a cottage on Baxter Lake, in Georgian Bay, about 150 km north of Toronto.

He was swimming with friends when he ran into difficulty around 4 p.m. and disappeared beneath the surface, police said.

It is believed he drowned.

Police said they recovered his body around 9 p.m., when the coroner pronounced him dead.

The name of the boy has not been released. Police would only identify him as being from Ancaster, Ont.

The teen is of several youths to drown in Ontario waterways this month.

On July 14, police recoverd the body of a 12-year-old Toronto boy, whose name has not been released, from the waters of a beach in Port Colborne.

A day earlier David Harder, 7, and his sister Lisa Harder, 10, drowned at a Lake Erie beach in Port Burwell.

And the morning of July 21, 17-year-old Trevaughn Miller of Ajax also drown in Southern Georgian Bay Township in front of a Westshore Drive cottage.

A week before that, a nine-year-old boy died after after his body was pulled from Georgian Bay and emergency crews performed CPR at the scene before rushing him to Collingwood’s General and Marine Hospital.

The discovery came around 6 p.m. July 18, two hours after the boy disappeared near Kirby Lane in the east end of Wasaga Beach.

Marine units from the Wasaga Beach fire department, the Collingwood/Blue Mountains OPP, the provincial park, as well as the OPP’s helicopter, were involved in a ground and water search.

July 21 to July 29 was National Drowning Prevention Week.

 

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