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Montreal resident drowns at North Beach

A 32-year-old man is the third person to have drowned at North Beach this summer.

Prince Edward County OPP, Fire and Rescue, and Hastings Quinte EMS were called to North Beach Provincial Park Thursday, Aug. 27.

“At approximately 4:15 p.m., a family had been swimming and one member failed to surface,” said Const. Aaron Miller. “An individual was pulled from the water and CPR was started by first responders on scene before being taken to a local hospital.”

Oussama RIGHI, 32, from Montreal, Quebec was pronounced deceased.

The office for the Chief Coroner of Ontario is leading the investigation, with assistance from the Prince Edward OPP. A post mortem examination has been scheduled. Foul play is not suspected.

The OPP would like to remind everyone to be aware of current conditions before entering any body of water especially being aware of their location and any hazards present.

“Eastern Ontario has seen a tragic number of drowning incidents in 2020. In many cases, proper use of a life jacket would have almost certainly resulted in a different outcome. If you are heading out on the water, wear your personal floatation device (PFD) or life jacket. It cannot save you if you don’t wear it.”

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