Weekend tragedy as Toronto man dies after canoe tips in Algonquin Park

A 32-year-old Toronto man has died after a canoe he was travelling in tipped in cold waters in Algonquin Park.

Police report that on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at approximately 4:20 pm, members of the Killaloe detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to a report of a capsized canoe at Opeongo Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park.

Two of the three males in the canoe were towed safely to shore, after their canoe encountered rough waters and ultimately overturned.

The third male, identified as Xing Lin, 32, of Toronto, was pulled from the water a short time later, unconscious.

Cardio pulmonary resuscitation efforts were conducted by witnesses and conservation officers. The male was transported to hospital where he later died.

The deceased was part of a larger group who had planned to paddle across Opeongo Lake and camp for the night.

Investigation has determined that the deceased was wearing a life jacket. A post mortem has been ordered.

Police have deemed this incident as non-suspicious at this time.


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