Police Investigating the Discovery of a Body Floating in Lake Ontario

News 100 blackBy Staff

July 14th, 2018



UPDATE:  Police are continuing to investigate the discovery of a mans body found floating in Lake Ontario just east of the Burlington pier.

The deceased has been identified as a 45-year-old man from Burlington however his name is not being released at this time as efforts are still underway to notify Next-of-Kin.

The circumstances leading to his death remain  under investigation and will include a post mortem examination.

There is nothing obviously suspicious however investigators will continue to seek CCTV video and canvass the area for witnesses.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact A/Det. Candido Moniz of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2312.

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The body was seen floating to the east of the pier

Just after 6:00 pm a citizen called 911 to report seeing a body floating approximately 15-20 feet from the shore in the water of Lake Ontario just east of the Burlington Pier.

Police responded along with EMS and the body of a male was pulled to shore and was deceased.
Investigators are on scene awaiting the arrival of the coroner. At this time there are no further details available.

An update will be provided as information becomes available.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Burlington Staff Sergeant at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2310 or the Burlington Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2316.

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