Kirkby Swimming Fatality Confirmed as Drowning – Not Wearing Floation Device DEC 23, 2015 OPP

Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [GRENVILLE COUNTY (Kemptville)] Update – Missing Fisherman Located Deceased 2015-12-23
(Prescott, Ont.) – Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police with the assistance of the OPP Underwater Rescue Team, the OPP helicopter and the OPP SAVE Team have located a missing fisherman deceased in the St. Lawrence River off of Adams Island in Edwardsburgh Township.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on December 19th, police were advised that two fishermen were rescued from Adams Island. The investigation revealed that three males had been fishing when their boat overturned. Two of the men were able to safely get to the island where they were rescued by another fishing boat. The third male was missing.

On December 20th, the missing man has located by the OPP helicopter. At 1:00 p.m. the 48 year old deceased man, James Earl KIRKBY, of Augusta Township was recovered by the OPP Underwater Rescue Team.

A post mortem was held on December 21st, 2015. The cause of death was drowning. Mr. KIRKBY was not wearing a personal floatation device.

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