Markham woman drowns in Lake Simcoe after falling off a floating tube: police

York Regional Police officer. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

The body of a 35-year-old Markham woman was recovered from the water after she fell off of a tube on Lake Simcoe in Georgina, Ont. police say.

York Regional Police said on Wednesday at around 2:50 p.m., officers received a report of a possible drowning in the Holmes Point Park area near Holmes Point Road and Donna Drive.

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Officers said a woman had fallen off of a floating tube and became submerged in the lake.

Police said she was not wearing a life jacket.

According to police, the woman’s body was recovered shortly before 4 p.m.

“The Coroner attended the scene to confirm the identity of the deceased,” police said in a news release.

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Police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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