Missing swimmer in Port Burwell identified by OPP
Provincial police have identified the teen that went missing while swimming in Port Burwell.
OPP say Peter Hildebrandt, 15, of Malahide Township is presumed to have drowned after being pulled under the water on Sunday.
OPP say they received a call around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday for a missing swimmer in Port Burwell, which is located in Bayham Township.
Through their investigation, police learned that a group of youths were swimming near a pier when they came to a deeper section of water and all began to struggle.
When the group of youths made it back to shore and were pulled to safety, they noticed one of the swimmers was not with them.
A search was conducted on Sunday, but was called off due to the weather – they returned to the beach on Monday morning, but again found nothing.
Police say the search will continue Tuesday, including the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit as well as Elgin County OPP, Central Elgin Fire and Bayham Fire Services.