Body recovered from Muskoka River following reports of swimmer in distress Saturday evening

18-year-old never resurfaced

The search for an 18-year-old who never resurfaced from Muskoka River has ended with the recovery of the young man’s body.

First responders, including Bracebridge Fire and the OPP, were called to the south branch of the Muskoka River near Golden Beach Road at around 7:00 Saturday evening with reports of a swimmer in distress. A young man is said to have gone under the surface and never came back up.

The OPP report the young man’s body was located at around 9 a.m. Sunday morning.