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OPP Investigating Drowning Of An 18-Year-Old Male In Shadow Lake

KAWARTHA LAKES-City of Kawartha Lakes OPP is investigating the drowning of an 18- year-old in Shadow Lake in the Township of Sommerville.

Officers responded to a call for a possible drowning on Thursday just before 6pm. Initial information was that a male was swimming and failed to resurface. Police say 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 male to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The deceased has been identified as Trons Yalda, age 18, from Vaughan, Ontario.

The death is believed to be non-suspicious, and no foul play is suspected.

The City of Kawartha Lakes OPP are continuing the investigation in conjunction with the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto.

The OPP supports proactive steps that will help reduce provincial drowning deaths.

·        always swim with a buddy

·        know your limits and swimming abilities

·        let someone know when and where you’re going for a swim

·        test the waters with your feet, don’t dive right in

·        don’t swim while under the influence of alcohol / drugs

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