Quinte West OPP say the body of a senior was recovered from the Trent Severn Waterway on Friday afternoon.
Around 2 p.m., officers, firefighters and paramedics responded to Lock 4 of the TSW along Glen Miller Road in Trenton for a report of a possible drowning.
“Emergency services arrived on scene and searched for the male who had earlier been observed unconscious and face down in the water,” OPP stated.
After a short search, the man’s body was located and pulled to shore.
“Resuscitation attempts failed and the male was pronounced deceased,” police said.
Police say the victim was an 87-year-old man from Belleville. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone information is asked to contact the Quinte West OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
UPDATE TUESDAY, SEPT 18:
OPP have identified the victim as Peter Cox, 87, of Belleville.