(NORFOLK COUNTY, ON) -On Sunday, June 6, 2021, at approximately 2:35 p.m., members of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit along with the OPP Marine Unit, located 8-year-old Mustapha ADAM from Toronto, Ontario deceased in the waters of Lake Erie. He was located approximately 200 yards away from the shoreline off of Cedar Drive in Turkey Point.
On Saturday, June 5, 2021, at approximately 5:31 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Norfolk County Detachment, OPP Aviation Services, OPP Marine Unit, Norfolk County Fire Department, Norfolk County Paramedic Services along with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton responded to a report of a missing person at a Cedar Drive, Turkey Point address.
It was determined that an 8-year-old boy was seen swimming in the waters of Lake Erie after abandoning a floating raft and attempted to swim back to shore. Family members contacted police after they were unable to locate their son.
“The OPP would like to take this opportunity to say thank-you to witnesses that provided information to the investigating officers, and to everyone in the Turkey Point Community that offered their assistance to the family while dealing with this tragedy”. – Acting Sergeant Ed Sanchuk, Norfolk County OPP.