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Cambridge man dies swimming at Trout Lake

The man has been identified as 58-year-old Jorg Meinzer
(Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press)

(OXFORD COUNTY, ON) - On July 21, 2021, at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Oxford detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible drowning at Trout Lake Quarry on George Street, Innerkip.

Members from OPP, East Zorra-Tavistock Fire Services from Innerkip and Oxford County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended.

Witnesses reported that an individual entered the water from the shoreline and soon after began to struggle. Upon hearing calls for help, nearby civilians attended and were able to pull the swimmer onto shore and began life saving measures.

The individual was transported to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The deceased has been identified as Jorg MEINZER, 58-years-old of Cambridge.

A post mortem examination has been scheduled for today.


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