Man Drowns in Martindale Pond, Beware on Frozen Lakes and Ponds

Posted Jan 30th, 2018 in Connecting Niagara, Municipal, Awareness, Sports and Recreation, NRP

Man Drowns in Martindale Pond, Beware on Frozen Lakes and Ponds

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On January 29, 2018, the 42 year old man was reported missing after he failed to return home following plans to skate on Martindale Pond during the day.

Man drowns in Martindale Pond

The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) has deemed the death of a man on Martindale Pond as not suspicious.
 
On January 29, 2018, the 42 year old man was reported missing after he failed to return home following plans to skate on Martindale Pond during the day.
 
1-District (St. Catharines) uniform officers as well as officers from the Marine / Underwater Search and Recovery (USRU) and Forensic Services Unit (FSU) attended.  Officers on scene deployed an Unmanned Arial Vehicle UAV in the search for the missing man in the area of the pond.  The UAV operators were able to identify a possible search area.
 
At approximately 6:30pm, members of the USRU were able to recover the body of the man from under the ice.
 
No foul play is suspected in the man's death.
 
The victim's name is not being release out of respect to his next of kin.

Know the dangers of ice

Did you know ice should be: 

  • 15 cm for walking or skating alone
  • 20 cm for skating parties or games
  • 25 cm for snowmobiles.

Learn more about ice safety on open water by visiting this page of the Canadian Red Cross for helpful information 

1 comment

  • Colleen on Jan 31st, 2018
    So tragic. He was my granddaughter's teacher from last year

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