Body Of Missing Swimmer Found

After three days of searching, Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police recovered the body of 15-year-old Peter Hildebrandt today, after he went missing in Port Burwell.

Police say on Sunday around 5:30pm, emergency crews responded to a report of a missing swimmer. Hildebrandt, of Malahide Township, was swimming with a group of youths by the pier when he began to struggle in deep water.

The other youth made it back to the Lake Erie shore, but the OPP say Hildebrandt had disappeared.

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit led the search with help from Elgin County OPP, Central Elgin Fire and Bayham Fire Services.