Adult male retrieved from vehicle found floating on Lake Ontario. Name of deceased being withheld.


October 19, 2013

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON.  Halton Regional police got a call a t 9:45am, reporting a vehicle floating  upside down in the waters of Lake Ontario near Lakeshore Rd and Walkers Line in the City of Burlington. 

The point at which a vehicle went into Lake Ontario. Bottom of Walkers Line.

Police and emergency services retrieved the vehicle from the water.  At this time, the vehicle is believed to contain a single occupant.   

Police have confirmed a deceased male adult was retrieved from this vehicle. The name is being withheld at the request of the family.

Longer view of Walkers Line south of Lakeshore Road. Vehicle retrieved with the body of an adult male whose identity is not going to be released to the public.

At this time no foul play is suspected, however the investigation is ongoing. 


Police found the car 40 metres from shore.  Burlington Firefighters entered the water and retrieved the body of the lone driver, a 21 year old Burlington man and brought him to shore, where he was pronounced dead.

Preliminary indications are that this single vehicle collision occurred around 2:00 a.m.  It appears that the vehicle, a 2007 Volkswagen, was southbound on Walker’s Line, south of Lakeshore, when it mounted the curb at the dead end, traveled through a small parkette, through a chain link fence and plunged to the lake below.

Walker’s Line was closed south of Lakeshore for 8 hours while the CRU conducted the at-scene investigation.  No other occupants were in the vehicle other than the driver. 

Due to the impenetrable terrain from shore, conventional methods of recovering the vehicle are prohibitive.  Police are working with the insurance company on alternate recovery methods which may include the use of a crane-barge.  The car is currently still in the water but has been marked and buoyed by the marine unit.  Recovery could take another day or two.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Paul Davies of the Halton Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.  He can be reached at 905-825-4747 ext. 5245. 

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