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Victim pronounced deceased after body recovered from Otonabee River in Peterborough: police

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Police say an individual who was recovered from the Otonabee River was pronounced deceased at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday evening – Sep 9, 2021

Peterborough police say an individual who was recovered from the Otonabee River on Wednesday evening was pronounced dead in hospital.

Around 5:30 p.m, Peterborough Police Service officers responded to a 911 call about a body in the river in the area of Burnham Street and Hunter Street West at James Stevenson Park.

Police say the person was brought to shore and life-saving measures were attempted. However, the individual was later pronounced deceased at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

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On Thursday, police said the death is now a coroner’s investigation.

“Foul play is not suspected,” police stated.

The name of the victim was not released.

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