14-year-old boy drowns at Erieau beach

s police 5A teen that was reported missing last night was found dead soon after 1 a.m. this morning, according to Chatham-Kent police.

A coordinated search effort was initiated utilizing area residents, Chatham-Kent Fire Station #14 (Erieau), and the Chatham-Kent police. The body of the missing youth was located and recovered from the waters of Lake Erie just off the beach in Erieau.

The investigation into this tragic event is ongoing and those that have information to aid with the investigation are encouraged to contact detective Dan Hamilton of the Chatham-Kent Police Service at 519-436-6600 extension #284.

Police are not releasing the name of the deceased at the request of the family.

  • Chris Makey

    Just a senseless death. Why was this kid out there in a position of danger. It’s common sense when a monster storm is coming stay the f— out of the water. Come on its stupid swimming in seriously windy white capped conditions. It’s sad that this happened, but parents shouldn’t allow their kids in the water in these conditions.

    People, if it’s even SMALL CRAFT warnings heed it, your a lot smaller then a small craft.

    Life jacket??? And Always swim with a Buddy. Period.

    • vanessa

      Its the last day of school kids want to celebrate there was 28 other kids this child was 14 and posting a comment like that after they are already at a difficult time is just senseless and you should kno the whole story too. Im sorry about your loss and my condulences to the family