Investigation underway following sudden death at Sandbanks Provincial Park

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Police are probing a sudden death incident at Sandbanks Provincial Park after emergency services responded to a distress call on Saturday, Jul. 6, 2024.

At around 4:45 p.m., emergency medical teams rushed to Outlet Beach within the park following reports of an unresponsive individual found in the water.

The victim, identified as a 66-year-old woman, was transported to hospital but was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing. A postmortem examination has been scheduled to ascertain the cause of death.

Officials are urging anyone with pertinent information regarding this incident to come forward and contact the Prince Edward County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at