Body of miss­ing Toronto teen found

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

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.

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