Boater finds body in Lake Erie near Pottahawk Point


(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Norfolk County Detachment investigated an incident after being called to Pottahawk, Point, Lake Erie, Norfolk County, Ontario.

On Monday, September 11, 2017, at approximately 2:09 p.m., members of the OPP and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton responded to an emergency 911 call.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that a boater came across a deceased body while out on the Lake Erie near Pottahawk Point.

The Norfolk County OPP Marine Unit with the assistance of the Coast Guard attended the area and subsequently located a deceased male.

The OPP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with the investigation.

A post-mortem examination is to be conducted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in order to determine the cause of death.

Police are continuing to investigate and are in the early stages of the investigation. As more information becomes available an update will be provided.


The investigation is continuing.