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OPP Investigating Drowning In The Burnt River

HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS-Haliburton Highlands OPP are investigating a drowning which occurred on the Burnt River in the Township of Minden Hills.

On September 6, 2023 at approximately 12:11 pm OPP, along with Minden Hills Fire Department and Haliburton County Paramedic Services (HCPS), responded to reports of a swimmer that had failed to resurface. The person was located, and CPR was initiated. The patient was transported to a local area hospital where they were later pronounced deceased.

The deceased was identified as a 17-year-old person from Oshawa. No name was released.

Haliburton Highlands OPP want to remind people to be vigilant of their safety on the water. Wear a PFD, never swim alone, know your limits and stay within them.


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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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