Kitch­ener ice fish­er­man found dead

Body of Brian Til­bury, 47, was dis­cov­ered in Crowe River area of Bel­mont Lake by OPP

Waterloo Region Record - - Local - EX­AM­INER STAFF

A Kitch­ener man last seen ice fish­ing on Satur­day on Bel­mont Lake was found dead Sun­day.

Peter­bor­ough County OPP say the body of Brian Til­bury, 47, of Kitch­ener was found in the Crowe River area of Bel­mont Lake by OPP of­fi­cers in a he­li­copter.

A team from the Have­lock-Bel­mont-Methuen Fire Depart­ment re­cov­ered the body, which will be taken to the Provin­cial Foren­sic Pathol­ogy Unit at the Foren­sic Ser­vices and Coro­ners in Toronto for a post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion.

The in­ci­dent re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The OPP ad­vise peo­ple on snow­mo­biles and ATVs to avoid lakes and rivers. If it can’t be avoided, po­lice say in a re­lease, check ice con­di­tions be­fore­hand, wear a floater suit, carry ice picks and make sure they are ac­ces­si­ble.

Til­bury, 47, was last seen in the Miles of Mem­o­ries area be­tween 3:30 and 6 p.m. Satur­day. Po­lice had de­scribed him as a white male, five-foot-eight, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wear­ing dark ice-fish­ing gear with a cam­ou­flage de­sign. He was driv­ing a green ATV and wasn’t wear­ing a hel­met.

Peter­bor­ough County OPP are ask­ing the pub­lic to con­tact them with any in­for­ma­tion. Call 705-742-0401 or 1-888-3101122. For in­for­ma­tion about sus­pected un­law­ful ac­tiv­ity, please visit Crime Stop­pers at stopcrime­ or call 1-800222-TIPS (8477).

Brian Til­bury

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