UPDATE: Body Of Missing Swimmer In Lake Huron Found

The body of a 39-year-old man who went missing after trying to help his 7-year-old son in Lake Huron has been found.

Huron County OPP were called to Port Albert Main Beach around 3:30 Sunday afternoon, after receiving reports of three men in distress. Police say the man’s son was struggling with a powerful undertow at the mouth of the Nine Mile River.

The boy was brought back to shore safely by another man, however the boys father was taken by the undertow and did not return to shore.

Around 1:45 this afternoon, the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit found the body of Tomasz Gladkowski of Mississauga about 150 meters from shore.

 

— as of 12:45 p.m., Monday

A large search effort is underway in Lake Huron for a missing 39-year-old man.

Around 3:30 Sunday afternoon, Huron County OPP and Lucknow Fire Department responded to a call involving three swimmers that were in distress in the water at Port Albert Main Beach.

OPP say the missing man went into the water along with another man to rescue his 7-year-old son, after they noticed the boy was struggling in a powerful current at the mouth of the Nine Mile River and Lake Huron.

Police say the boy and one of the rescuers made it safely back to shore however the boy’s father was overcome by the undertow and failed to return to shore.

Canadian Coast Guard vessels, a helicopter from Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Trenton, two OPP Marine vessels and members from the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) have been utilized in the search for the missing male.

The OPP Underwater Search & Recovery Unit (USRU) arrived on scene this morning to assist in the search.