Man dies after falling into Lake Ontario while tubing near St. Catharines, police say

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Emergency services personnel were contacted at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Sunday about a missing man in the lake. (Dan Taekema/CBC - image credit)
Emergency services personnel were contacted at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Sunday about a missing man in the lake. (Dan Taekema/CBC - image credit)

A 37-year-old Mississauga man has died after falling into Lake Ontario, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) says.

Emergency services personnel were contacted at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Sunday about a man who had gone missing in the water near Port Dalhousie in St. Catharines, Ont.

Police say their initial investigation determined that a boat had been pulling a tube when it overturned, and the male tube rider went into the water and did not surface.

Just after midnight on Monday officers from the NRPS Marine / Under Water Search and Recovery Unit found the man's body not far from where he was last seen.

Detectives and the coroner attended the scene and a post-mortem has been ordered.

Police say the man's identity is not being released and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

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