OPP Name Teen Missing Off Port Burwell

Police have released the name of the teen thought to have drowned off Port Burwell over the weekend.

Elgin OPP say 15-year-old Peter Hildebrandt, of Malahide Township, was swimming with a group of young people by the pier when he began to struggle in the deep water.

The other youth made it back to the Lake Erie shore around 5:30pm on Sunday, but OPP say Hildebrandt disappeared.

The OPP says it will resume the search for the 15-year-old again today after the search was called off due to poor weather and water conditions. The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit is leading the search with the help of Elgin County OPP, Central Elgin Fire and Bayham Fire Services.