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.”
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.