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Emergency responders called to possible drowning in Torbay

An Eastern Health ambulance leaves Whiteway Pond just off Patrick's Path in Torbay with a patient on board being taken to the Health Sciences Centre for treatment after the male was taken from the water Wednesday afternoon by members of the Torbay Volunteer Fire Departnent and the St. John's Regional Fire Department’s cold water rescue team.
An Eastern Health ambulance leaves Whiteway Pond just off Patrick's Path in Torbay with a patient on board being taken to the Health Sciences Centre for treatment after the male was taken from the water Wednesday afternoon by members of the Torbay Volunteer Fire Departnent and the St. John's Regional Fire Department’s cold water rescue team. - Joe Gibbons

Torbay, N.L. — Emergency crews pulled unresponsive man from Torbay swimming hole mid-afternoon Wednesday, police confirmed in a report Thursday morning.

At 3:15 p.m., the RNC, Eastern Health Ambulance Services, and the Torbay Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call of an unresponsive swimmer in Whiteways Pond, a swimming hole that is popular in warm weather.

A man was located in the water and transported to the Health Science Centre, police said.

Bystanders said the man was 22 years old.

Later Torbay town Coun Justin Martin tweeted: Praying for peace and comfort for the family and friends of the deceased. Also for comfort for all of the first responders that responded to this call.

The Torbay Volunteer Fire Department later shared a media post reporting the young mans death.

The matter is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division.

The death has not yet been confirmed by the RNC.

Earlier story:

Incident at Torbay pond results in person taken to hospital

An Eastern Health ambulance as well as the Torbay Volunteer Fire Departnent and the St. John's Regional Fire Department’s cold water rescue team were called to Whiteway Pond in Torbay after an incident Wednesday afternoon.

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