wellington country opp identify swimmer after a body was recovered from guelph lake
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Wellington Country OPP identify swimmer after a body was recovered from Guelph Lake

Wellington County OPP have now identified a swimmer who’s body was pulled from Guelph Lake on the weekend.

On July 31, 2022, at 6:15 p.m., the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a swimmer in distress near the island in Guelph Lake at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., the swimmer was located and was transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased.

The deceased has been identified as Hilal Ahmad Najeebi, 14-years-old,  of Mississauga.

This is the second drowning in Guelph lake in two weeks. The body of a 21-year old was recovered from the lake just over two weeks ago after being seen in distress around nine metres from the shore.

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