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Drowning At Sparrow Lake

Posted: 2021-07-08 07:23:59 By: thebay

OPP responded on Monday to a drowning on Sparrow Lake, in Severn Township.

Police say that shortly after 3:00 p.m., emergency services responded to an urgent call reporting that a man had failed to surface after swimming in Deep Bay, near a cottage in Severn Township.

Witnesses were able to get the man to shore and administer first aid until Paramedic Services arrived and took over life-saving efforts.

Tragically, 76-year-old Roland Jonker from Toronto, was pronounced deceased at the scene.