24-year-old man from Vaughan dies in Bruce Peninsula Grotto

Jul 9 2019, 12:46 am

The search for a missing 24-year-old man in Bruce Peninsula National Park over the weekend has ended tragically.

Provincial police said they were called to the Grotto at around 4:15 pm on Saturday for reports of a man who had reportedly jumped into the water. After he surfaced, he went back under and did not resurface.

As emergency crews searched for the male, the Grotto and the surrounding area were closed.

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At 3:05 pm on Sunday, OPP divers from the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit located the body of the man from Vaughan in approximately 20 feet of water in the park’s Grotto.

Police have not identified the male at this time.

Located near the town of Tobermory, the Grotto is known as one of the top tourist attractions in the province.

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