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Area man, 25, dies after falling off inflatable raft on Lake Erie: OPP

Emergency crews responded to Rondeau Provincial Park around 1:30 p.m., Saturday, for a swimmer in distress
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CHATHAM-KENT — The body of a Barrie man has been recovered from Lake Erie after provincial police say he fell off an inflatable raft and failed to resurface on Saturday. 

Chatham-Kent OPP have identified the deceased as 25-year old Yuriy Zhlobitskyy, of Barrie.

On Sunday, Aug. 29, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the OPP's Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, along with members of Chatham-Kent OPP and the Elgin County OPP Marine Unit, recovered the missing swimmer's body in Lake Erie near Rondeau Provincial Park's Beach No. 2.

The coroner attended the scene and a post-mortem examination has been scheduled for today in London.

At 1:39 p.m., Saturday, provincial police officers and members of the Chatham-Kent Fire Department responded to Rondeau Provincial Park, located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, for report of a swimmer in distress.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton (JRCC), Canadian Coast Guard, OPP Aviation Services, and members of the Rondeau Provincial Park service assisted in the search.