Ottawa-area man dies whereas diving close to Brockville


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Helen Cooper, proprietor of Dive Brockville Journey Centre, stated many individuals proceed to dive the river regardless of the colder climate. Divers can proceed diving so long as the river isn’t frozen. Cooper runs her personal charters till it’s too chilly for the boat to exit.

There have been “fairly a number of divers” in her store Saturday and Sunday, however the sufferer was not amongst her prospects, added Cooper.

In speaking with different members of the diving neighborhood, Cooper was advised the sufferer was a part of a father-son diving expedition, however discovered no particulars about how the incident unfolded.

The tragedy was the primary native diving fatality of the 12 months, stated Cooper.

“I assumed that we’d received by an entire 12 months with none tragedies,” she added.

Cooper prolonged her sympathies to the sufferer’s household.

Regardless of the horrible consequence, the actual fact the sufferer’s physique has been recovered would possibly at the least present the household with some closure, she stated.

“That’s all the time the arduous, arduous half, is when a tragedy occurs and you may’t discover them,” stated Cooper. “Now they’ll be getting some solutions about what occurred.”

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