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Manitoulin OPP investigate drowning near Wikwemikong First Nation

Police say the 47-year-old drowned after going overboard during a fishing excursion
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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WIKWEMIKONG FIRST NATION – On Nov. 27, 2020 at 1:47 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with the assistance of Wikwemikong Tribal Police, Wikwemikong Fire Services, and the Sudbury-Manitoulin Emergency Medical Services (EMS) responded to a report of a possible drowning on the Georgian Bay North Shore off of Wikwemikong First Nation.   

Investigation revealed two persons were heading out to go fishing when both fell overboard into the water and started swimming to shore. Only one made it to shore.  

Donald Maiagowi, age 47 from Wikwemikong First Nation was transported to hospital via Ornge Air Ambulance where he was pronounced deceased.  

A post mortem examination has been ordered Wednesday Dec. 9, 20202 at Sudbury Health Sciences North.   

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS).  

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