OPP recover body of young Hamilton man from Grand River
The body of a 24-year-old Hamilton man has been recovered from the waters of the Grand River, OPP confirmed Thursday (August 6) night.
The OPP’s Underwater Search and Recovery Unit say they located Mohamed’s remains just after 4 p.m. Thursday and his family has been notified.
County of Brant OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk delivered the news in a video shared on OPP West Region’s Twitter.
Very sad news to report for @BrantCommunity and #HamOnt. #OPP Under Water Search and Recovery Unit locate missing 24 year old resident of Hamilton deceased. Thoughts and prayers are extended to family and friends and everyone affected by this tragedy. #BrantOPP ^es pic.twitter.com/bIRtA3E2fC— OPP West Region (@OPP_WR) August 6, 2020
“My thoughts and prayers are going out to everyone affected by this tragedy,” he said. “I can’t even imagine what his family is going through. As a father myself, I’m at a loss for words.”
Mohamed was reported missing just before 9 p.m. Wednesday after he took the watercraft out into the river earlier in the evening but did not return.
He was last seen launching at Chiefswood Park in Six Nations.
Police believe Nagim was not wearing a life jacket.
His personal watercraft was found 3 kilometres east of the park around 7:50 p.m.
Sanchuk wrapped up his sombre announcement by making a plea for people who are using the waterway to do so safely.
“Do us a favour, please use a PFD or a lifejacket anytime you venture out onto the water,” he said. “It will save your life.”
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