Man drowns in Witless Bay swimming hole

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Ferryland RCMP received a report of a body in the water at around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
Ferryland RCMP received a report of a body in the water at around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
David Bell/CBC
David Bell/CBC

A 57-year-old man drowned in a swimming hole in Witless Bay over the weekend, according to a Monday news release from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Police say around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, Ferryland RCMP received a report of a body found in the swimming hole, which is near Southside Track Road.

Police say the Witless Bay Volunteer Fire Department removed the body from the water and emergency medical services unsuccessfully attempted to revive the man.

The man's body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and police are still investigating.

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