19-year-old Barrie man drowns at Wasaga Beach: Huronia West OPP

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Police say the young man drowned at Wasaga Beach. Charla Jones/Globe and Mail file

A 19-year-old Barrie man drowned at Wasaga Beach, Ont., on Tuesday afternoon, Huronia West OPP say.

Officers say they were called to Beach Area 6 at about 3 p.m. after it was reported that the man had gone swimming with friends but hadn’t returned to shore.

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After emergency crews attended the scene, police say they found the man in the water without vital signs.

The man, who’s been identified as Jaiden Milnes, was transported to a local hospital, police say.

Milnes was later pronounced deceased at hospital, officers add.

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Milnes’ death has been deemed an accidental drowning, according to police.