UPDATED: Missing Man Recovered In Lake Erie

Saturday August 28th, 2021

Posted at 7:36pm


Last updated: Sunday August 29th, 8:22pm

The swimmer reported missing in Lake Erie on Saturday, August 28th, 2021, has been recovered.

OPP says that around 1:40 pm Saturday, they responded along with the Chatham-Kent Fire Department responded to Rondeau Provincial Park for a report of a swimmer in distress in the water.

They say a 25-year-old male, who had fallen off an inflatable raft, failed to re-surface.

On Sunday, August 29th, 2021, at approximately 2:30pm, the Ontario Provincial PoliceUnderwater Search and Recovery Unit, along with members of Chatham-Kent OPP and the Elgin County OPP Marine Unit, recovered the body of the missing swimmer in the waters of Lake Erie out from beach #2 of Rondeau Provincial Park.

The coroner attended the scene, and a post mortem examination has been scheduled for tomorrow, August 30th, 2021, in London.

The deceased has been identified as 25-year old Yuriy Zhlobitskyy of Barrie.

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