Ontario Provincial Police News Portal OPP Media Release GRENVILLE COUNTY (Kemptville) St. Lawrence River Fatality 2016-06-09
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on June 8th, Grenville County OPP and Leeds – Grenville Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to a diver in distress on the St. Lawrence River, just east of the village of Maitland in Augusta Township.
A 59 year old male from Nepean, Ontario, was scuba diving with a group at the site. As the group was exiting the water, the victim was observed in distress. The victim was brought to shore by the other divers and was transported to hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased.
A post-mortem is scheduled. The investigation is continuing with the assistance OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.