Provincial police in Manitoulin say a 64-year-old woman from Waterloo is dead after an incident in a local body of water.

OPP say officers were called to Assiginack Township just after 8 p.m. after it was reported that someone had gone underwater without resurfacing.

After an investigation, it was determined a couple had been staying at a nearby camp on Watersedge Lane, and they had gone for a swim when the women went under and did not resurface.

Police say the person was recovered before paramedics transported her to a hospital in Little Current, where she was later pronounced dead.

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They say the victim was Catherine Plomskie of Waterloo.

Police say they continue to investigate and that a post-mortem will be scheduled at a later date.




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