An Oshawa teenager drowned on Burnt River in Haliburton Highlands on Wednesday afternoon (September 6).
At around 12:11 p..m. on Wednesday, officers with the Haliburton Highlands Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with Minden Hills Fire Department and Haliburton County Paramedic Services, responded to reports of a person who had failed to resurface while swimming in the Burnt River in Minden Hills Township.
Emergency services located the victim and began CPR.
The victim was transported to the Haliburton hospital where they were later pronounced dead.
Police have identified the victim as a 17 year old from Oshawa but have not released their gender or name.
Haliburton Highlands OPP is reminding people to be vigilant of their safety on the water. Wear a PFD, never swim alone, know your limits, and stay within them.