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Pickering man drowns at Port Colborne beach

NEWS STAFF | posted Thursday, Jun 15th, 2017

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A Pickering man drowned at a Port Colborne beach on June 14, 2017. GOOGLE IMAGES
A Pickering man has drowned at a Port Colborne beach.

Niagara regional police were called to Sherkston Shores Beach Resort around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, for reports of a man in distress about 180 metres from the shore.

Other emergency services quickly arrived, including a helicopter from the Canadian Forces Base in Trenton.

The man was found dead in the water around 7:40 p.m.

Niagara police later said the 50-year-old man was alone at the time of the incident. He had gone into the water on an inflatable lounger, and was last seen by witnesses attempting to swim toward the shore.

Police have identified the man and notified his family, but are not releasing his name.

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