Body recovered from Trent Severn Waterway in Quinte West

Quinte West OPP helped recover the body of a man in Lock 4 of the Trent Severn Water on Friday. Nick Westoll / Global News

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.

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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.

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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.



OPP have identified the victim as Peter Cox, 87, of Belleville.

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