Breaking News – Emergency Services Recover Body of Missing Swimmer from Trent River in Campbellford

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Northumberland OPP are investigating the death of a man who was swimming in an area that is restricted along the Trent River in Campbellford on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

At approximately 5:15 p.m. all three stations of the Trent Hills Fire Department, Northumberland OPP and Northumberland County Paramedics responded to the area just north of the Ranney Gorge Suspension bridge in Campbellford for a 27-year-old Scarborough man that went under the water and hadn’t surfaced.  The man was with members of his family.

Hastings Fire Department also responded with their rescue boat and Alnwick/Haldimand Township Fire Department responded with a drone.

Emergency services looked along the shoreline and in the water for any sign of the missing individual as family members huddled along the rocky sides of the riverbank.

Approximately two-hours later, firefighters recovered the individual around the area where he was reported missing.  The individual was pronounced deceased.

The area where the individual was in the water is strictly prohibited for any type of swimming.

Pete Fisher
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