Whitchurch-Stouffville man drowns in Peterborough County lake

A 20-year-old man from Whitchurch-Stouffville drowned while swimming in Peterborough County over the weekend.

According to police, emergency crews were called to assist after a swimmer failed to surface after jumping into Cavendish Lake shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday (July 13).

“A male was jumping off a dock with three friends when he failed to surface. The friends contacted emergency services and searched for the male. The Trent Lakes Fire Department located the male in the water and initiated CPR,” reads a media release from police.

The victim – who has been identified as Ryan Taylor – was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination is pending, police said.

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