Missing Kitchener-Waterloo man’s body found in St. Marys Quarry

The quarry is closed until further notice. Darren Fischer/Stratford police

The OPP dive team has recovered the body of a 65-year-old Kitchener-Waterloo man who went missing while snorkelling at the St. Marys Quarry Sunday evening, according to Stratford Police.

“The 63-year-old old missing person has been located deceased in the Quarry and has been removed from the water,” police said on Twitter. “The family of the deceased has been contacted and our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and all loved ones.”

The Town of St. Mary’s first reported the drowning Sunday.

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At around 5 p.m. Sunday, emergency crews responded to a call at the swimming quarry.

A 63-year-old man from the Kitchener-Waterloo area was snorkelling in the water. His family reported him missing.

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Lifeguards immediately began a search while 911 was called.

The town says the search was called off around 6:30 p.m., with no luck of finding the man.

The OPP underwater search and rescue team was called in Monday morning to assist with the search effort.

Police say an autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday to determine the cause of death.

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