Hanmer resident dies in kayaking accident in Lake Mindemoya

M’CHIGEENG—On July 13, at approximately 1:50 pm, members of the Manitoulin detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin (UCCM) Anishnaabe Police Service and Manitoulin-Sudbury Paramedic Services responded to a drowning on Lake Mindemoya.

Investigation revealed that the individual had been kayaking and did not return home. The individual was located later along the shoreline. The deceased has been identified as Joseph Whitall, 46, from Hanmer.

The office of Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service is assisting and a postmortem examination will take place in Toronto at a later date.