Vaughan teenager drowns in Shadow Lake near Norland in Kawartha Lakes

Nearby boater dove into the water to try to save the 18-year-old swimmer after he failed to resurface on Thursday

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police car. (Photo: OPP)

A Vaughan teenager has drowned in Shadow Lake near Norland in Someville Township in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Just before 6 p.m. on Thursday (August 11), officers with the Kawartha Lakes detachment of the OPP responded to a call about a possible drowning.

Police learned a man had been swimming when he failed to resurface. According to a media release, “extraordinary life-saving efforts were taken by good Samaritans including a nearby boater that dove into the deep water, recovered the swimmer, and brought him to the shore.”

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Haliburton County Emergency Services along with City of Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue conducted CPR and transported the man to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have released the name of the victim as 18-yaer-old Trons Yalda of Vaughan.

Kawartha Lakes OPP are investigating the death in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario, and say no foul play is suspected. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.