Third body pulled from Lake Ontario in span of less than 48 hours
Published Monday, August 17, 2020 8:43AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, August 17, 2020 12:45PM EDT
A third body has been pulled out of Lake Ontario near Bluffer’s Park on Monday morning, less than 48 hours after two bodies were found over the weekend, Toronto police’s marine unit said.
Police said city of Toronto workers who were at the park for grounds maintenance this morning found the body floating in the water.
"The marine unit attended, was able to remove the body from the water and now our investigation is continuing so we can make an identification of the body and notify the next of kin," Duty Inspector Liz Benoit said during a police update from the scene.
Police won’t confirm if the body is the missing 23-year-old who was unaccounted for Saturday night after he and his brother struggled to get to shore while in the waters at Bluffer’s Park.
One of the brothers, who is 30 years old, was found at around 7:30 p.m. and he was transported to hospital. He later died from his injuries.
Crews have been searching the waters for the missing brother since Saturday night and the mission had turned into a recovery effort.
Emergency crews were initially called to the lake Saturday night for reports of a 10-year-old boy in the water.
Police said two men jumped into the water and pulled the boy to safety.
The child suffered minor bruises while the men suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
And earlier on Saturday, at around 5:15 p.m., police pulled another body from the lake at Bluffer’s Park.
Police were called to the area after a boater spotted a person in the water without vital signs.
A deceased male was discovered floating more than 60 feet from the shoreline, police said.
No lifesaving efforts were made, police said, as the body was already in a state of decomposition.
Police said the incident is being treated as suspicious until a post-mortem has concluded