OPP respond to possible drowning at Trout Lake Quarry

Provincial police say they're investigating after a Cambridge man possibly drowned at Trout Lake Quarry on Wednesday.

In a news release, officials said they were called to the area on George Street in Innerkip around 12:45 p.m. Witnesses told police a man went into the water by the shore line and started to struggle. After hearing cries for help, civilians were able to pull the man to shore and performed life-saving measures.

Officials said the man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim as 58-year-old Jorg Meinzer from Cambridge.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Thursday.

Trout Lake Park owner Pierre Gigault was at the lake with his brother, a local firefighter, when he got the call for the emergency.

"By the time we got there the person was already out of the water and somebody was starting CPR on him," he said.

Gigault is reminding people to take extra caution in and around bodies of water.

"Be safe out there and just wear your life jacket and look out for each other," he said.