May 19th, 2017 by

St. Catharines man dies in water near Big Island

(Photo courtesy OPP Marine Unit)

A post-mortem has been scheduled for today in Kingston, after a 68 year-old man was pulled from the water in Prince Edward County yesterday afternoon.

Prince Edward County OPP, Firefighters and Hastings-Quinte EMS responded to the Baycrest Marina in Sophiasburgh Ward late yesterday afternoon, after reports of a body in the water near Big Island.

There’s been no word on why the victim was in the water in the first place, but he has been identified as 68 year-old Lorne Bruce MacKinnon of St. Catharines.