Kitchener man found dead in Elora Quarry
Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:00AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 25, 2013 6:22PM EDT
The body of a missing Kitchener man has been recovered from the Elora Quarry.
Wellington County OPP were called around 6:15 p.m. Monday in response to reports about a swimmer in distress at the quarry.
“One of our park staff became aware that there was something going on in the quarry,” said Dave Schultz of the Grand River Conservation Authority.
Police, firefighters and paramedics searched the quarry into the night, with search and rescue officers taking over Tuesday morning.
The victim was found around 10 a.m. Tuesday, near where witnesses said they saw him go underwater.
“The witnesses at the scene were able to give the fire department and the police a rough estimate of where the swimmer was last seen,” said Const. Cheri Rockefeller.
The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Thanh Le, a Kitchener real estate agent.
Officials say the quarry drops from four feet deep to 15 feet deep in the area where Le’s body was found.
OPP divers ready themselves for the search of the Elora Quarry on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (Kevin Doerr / CTV Kitchener)
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