Mark Clairmont |

MUSKOKA LAKES TWP. Another drowning, this morning, is the latest in a string of water fatalities in Muskoka this summer.

Emergency services were called to a seasonal residence on Mortimers Point Road in Muskoka Lakes Twp. Tuesday at 8:10 a.m.

It is located between Bala and Glen Orchard and east of Acton Island in west Muskoka.

Police and paramedics found a man unresponsive in the lake near his cottage.

Officers, along with Muskoka EMS, the OPP Marine Unit and the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) pulled him from the water. Unfortunately life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.

Police say the man’s death is not considered suspicious and a post mortem examination will take place in the coming days.

His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The drowning brings to six the number of people to have drowned this summer since June 27 when two young men died at the Port Sydney rapids That was followed July 2 by a man from Caledon in Arnolds Bay near MacTier, and an 18-year-old Mississauga man who drowned while swimming near Santa’s Village in Bracbridge Saturday July 3. And Roland Jonker, 76, died July 7 while swimming in Sparrow Lake.

Mortimers Point is located between Bala and Glen Orchard to the east of Acton Island.


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