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Man dies after drowning in lake near Ontario Place

First responders pulled the man from the water early Friday morning.
First responders pulled the man from the water early Friday morning. Don Mitchell/AM640

Toronto police say a man has now died after being rescued from Lake Ontario.

Emergency crews were called to the lake near Ontario Place at 11:57 p.m. Thursday for reports of a person drowning.

Police told Global News according to information they received, the man had dropped his phone in the water and went in to retrieve it.

Read more: 19-year-old man dies after being pulled from Lake Ontario in Toronto

Fire officials said they sent crews out to assist in the recovery and rescue, where they then located the man.

Paramedics said the man was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition. Police said the man later died from his injuries in hospital.

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