Area OPP Police Press Releases

Deceased Recovered From Maitland River

(HURON EAST, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate a motor vehicle collision that occurred late Friday night near Ethel.

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022, Huron County OPP responded to Ethel Line just south of Ethel after receiving information about a vehicle that had left the roadway and ended up in the Maitland River.

OPP Underwarter Search & Recovery Unit (USRU) and OPP Urban Search and Rescue, Chemical Biological, Radiological Nuclear and Explosives Response Team (UCRT) members attended the scene this afternoon to assist with recovery efforts. At approximately 6:00 p.m. officers were able to recover a lone deceased occupant from the submerged pickup.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time.

Ethel Line is now open.

West Region OPP Traffic Incident Management & Enforcement (TIME) Team officers are assisting with the collision investigation. 

Any person with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Huron OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or (519) 482-1677. 

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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