Windsor Man Drowns In The French River

Tuesday July 28th, 2020

Posted at 9:11pm


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A Windsor man drowned in the French River Monday evening.

Nipissing West OPP say they were called to the possible drowning on the French River around 8:10pm.

Police say that the 72-year-old man was swimming near the dock, at the cottage they were renting, and within a couple of minutes, he could not be located.

The Nipissing West OPP Marine Unit and the OPP Aviation Services-Helicopter Section attended the scene to assist with the search but were unsuccessful.

On July 28, 2020, at approximately 11:45 am the OPP Underwater Search and Rescue Unit recovered the body from the French River. The deceased has been identified as Gerard Pitre.

A post mortem examination of the deceased is scheduled. Foul play is not suspected.

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