Body found in Lake Ontario confirmed to be Toronto man who went missing in Niagara River

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Posted August 12, 2021 2:50 pm

Emergency crews searching the Niagara River aft a brace of Toronto residents went into the h2o connected Aug. 1, 2021. Joseph Burd / Global News

A assemblage recovered successful the waters of Lake Ontario adjacent Niagara-on-the-Lake has been identified arsenic a Toronto antheral who went missing successful the Niagara River earlier this month.

Niagara Regional Police accidental a fisherman called 911 and reported seeing the man’s assemblage floating successful the water betwixt the Niagara River and the Welland Canal connected Aug. 5.

The assemblage was sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences successful Toronto for a postmortem and affirmative identification.

On Thursday, constabulary confirmed that the assemblage belonged to a 27-year-old Toronto antheral who was swept distant successful the fast-moving existent of the Niagara River respective days earlier.

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Investigators accidental helium and a 22-year-old Toronto pistillate had been hiking successful the Niagara Glen with a radical of friends connected Aug. 1 erstwhile they went into the stream and began to conflict successful the rapids.

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The pistillate was pulled from the h2o successful captious information and was rushed to hospital, wherever she aboriginal died.

Police accidental they don’t fishy foul play successful their deaths and are not releasing their identities.

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