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Body of suspected drowning victim recovered at Britannia Beach

Investigators say the man was with a group of people at Britannia Beach when he went into the Ottawa River Saturday evening. They say members of the group saw the man go under the water and not resurface.
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Britannia Beach. Mike Vlasveld/ OttawaMatters.com

Police say they have recovered the body of a 20-year-old man who went missing while swimming at a Britannia Beach.

Investigators say the man was with a group of people at Britannia Beach when he went into the Ottawa River Saturday evening. They say members of the group saw the man go under the water and not resurface.

Police received a call at about 8 p.m. Saturday evening.

 

 

Members of the Ottawa Police Service Marine, Dive and Trails Unit were called in to help search for the man.

The search continued into Sunday morning and police say that at approximately 1:40 a.m. divers recovered the man's body.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Police say an investigation, lead by the West Criminal Investigations Unit, is underway to determine exactly what happened and that crisis unit counselors are assisting the witnesses.

 




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