OPP are investigating after a man drowned in Minden Hills Township on Friday afternoon.
Around 2 p.m., emergency responders were called to Boldts Lane along Three Brothers Falls, a waterfalls area where the Burnt River and Irondale River meet, about five kilometres northeast of Kinmount or 65 kilometres north of Lindsay.
An individual representing the Three Brothers Falls Cottage Association would not permit Global News Peterborough onto the private road.
The man — who declined to give his name— said a man was deceased in the river.
Later Friday night, Haliburton Highlands OPP issued a statement saying a 40-year-old man was found deceased in the river.
OPP say the man and 8-year-old girl were kayaking when they capsized.
The girl made it safely to shore but the man failed to resurface, OPP said.
OPP say the man from Waterford, Ont., was pulled from the water by emergency personnel and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Police say neither the girl nor the man were wearing life-jackets.
The victim’s name has not been released.
A post on Twitter by an individual claiming to be the girl’s mother stated her dad saved her daughter.
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