Deadliest Civic Holiday in recent history: OPP
An OPP boat searches for a missing swimmer near Station Beach in Kincardine on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.
The OPP are reporting that the Civic Holiday Weekend was one of the deadliest in recent years across the province.
According to police a total of nine people died across the province on OPP-patrolled roads. Six people drowned on the weekend and one person died in a boating accident.
Of the 16 people dead three occurred within Huron County. On Sunday August, 2nd , two separate collisions involving motorcycles claimed the lives of a couple from Howick Township and a man from London.
OPP say investigations are ongoing in the motorcycle collisions but note that it appears the motorcyclists were driving properly at the time.
Of the six swimming deaths one was close to home in Lake Huron off the shores of Kincardine.
Search a rescue crews discovered the body of missing teen Lucas Johnson Tuesday afternoon. The 16-year-old went missing Sunday while swimming near the pier in Kincardine.
According to police all of the drowning victims were male, three of which were youths.