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Overturned Canoe Update – Name Of Deceased Released

(LAMBTON SHORES, ON) – The individual who died as a result of a marine incident has been identified as Michael SHAWNOO, 36-years-old of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nation.  

On April 20, 2022 at 11:05 a.m., members of the Lambton County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were contacted regarding an overturned canoe in Lake Huron near Ipperwash beach. 

Officers responded, along with Kettle and Stoney Point Fire Department, Lambton Shores Fire and Emergency Services, Canadian Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard, Lambton Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and members of the community, to aid the two occupants who were seen in the water.

Both individuals were pulled from the water and transported to hospital. One of the individuals was treated and has been released.