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Accidental Drowning in Grand River Claims Life of 16 year old male

Jun 29, 2020

Incident #20-24667

June 28th, 2020        

On Sunday June 28th, 2020 the Brantford Police Service entered into a Missing Persons investigation in relation to a Sixteen (16) year old male that had last been seen entering into the Grand River while with friends.

Subsequent investigation by the Brantford Police Service with the assistance of the Brantford Fire Department, utilizing all resources available including the BPS K-9 Unit, Emergency Response Team (ERT), and drone, led to the location of the youth where he was found deceased. It is believed at this time the cause of the youth’s death was accidental drowning.

The Brantford Police Service would like to educate and remind residents of the importance of water safety to help prevent injuries or drowning. When participating in water related activities, please ensure that a properly fitted lifejacket is worn and secured at all times.

Anyone with knowledge of the incident is asked to call Detective Matt ROBERTS at 519-756-7050 ext. 2273. 

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