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Volunteer firefighter, boater dead in marine incident near Bayfield

June 11, 2023 
By The Canadian Press

Jun 11, 2023, Bayfield, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police say they’re investigating the deaths of both a central Ontario boater and a volunteer who tried to help with a rescue effort.

OPP officers in Huron County were called to a beachfront address near Bayfield, Ont., at 2:20 p.m. Saturday to help the operator of an unspecified pleasure craft who had gone into distress.

They say paramedics brought a 32-year-old from Bluewater, Ont. back to shore, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say a 46-year-old from Bluewater was trying to help address the situation when they had an unspecified medical emergency of their own and was eventually pronounced dead at a hospital in Goderich, Ont.


Police did not release any details about the victims.

They say the causes of their deaths are still unknown but autopsies are scheduled for both.

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