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Brantford man drowns while attempting to save kids

Local NewsBrantford man drowns while attempting to save kids

A Brantford man has drowned trying to rescue two children swimming in Haviland Bay, west of Sault Ste. Marie.

Ontario Provincial Police said they were called at 9:15 p.m.

“Investigation determined two adults and two children were in a boat, which was stationary in the water,” police said in a news release Friday. “The two children were swimming with their life jackets on and began to drift away from the boat. Both adults entered the water and attempted to bring the children back to the boat.”

Police haven’t described the sequence of events that led to the drowning, only saying the victim was Andrew Heubach, 34, from Brantford.

“The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service,” police said.

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