Gatineau man dead after drowning in Mississippi River
Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after a 25-year-old man from Gatineau, Que., drowned Sunday morning in the village of Blakeney, Ont.
Happened Sunday morning in the village of Blakeney, Ont.
Police are investigating after a Gatineau, Que., man drowned Sunday morning just west of Ottawa.
Lanark County OPP offices were called to the small village of Blakeney, Ont., on the Mississippi River at around 9:45 a.m.
When they arrived the man was already dead, OPP said in a Sunday afternoon news release. He was later identified as 25-year-old Pascal Bredin of Gatineau.
Bredin drowned in a fast-moving stretch of the river, police said.
Local police, fire officials and paramedics were all taking part in the investigation.
Blakeney is approximately 60 kilometres west of downtown Ottawa.