Body of missing Toronto teen found
The body of a 15-year-old boy on a school trip to Algonquin Park has been found.
After a day of exhaustive searches, the Ontario Provincial Police recovered Jeremiah Perry’s body around 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, notifying the boy’s parents before confirming his death publicly.
Perry had been swimming with his classmates in Big Trout Lake when he went underwater and did not resurface, said Killaloe OPP spokesperson Catherine Yarmel.
Ontario Provincial Police were notified around 8 p.m., that he was missing with the search stretching overnight and well into Wednesday. Eleven of the students have been flown to the park’s welcome centre by sea plane to be taken home, out of 33 in total on the trip.
Perry was a student at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute in North York and joined some of his classmates and other students from Westview Centennial Secondary School on an annual excursion to Algonquin Park.