Markham woman drowns after falling from floating tube in Lake Simcoe

A Markham woman drowned in Lake Simcoe on Wednesday afternoon after falling from a floating tube, police say.

First responders were first dispatched to Holmes Point Park in Georgina around 2:50pm for reports of a possible drowning.

Police say the 35-year-old woman was on a floating tube in the lake when a gust of wind knocked the tube over and sent her into the water.

Members of the Marine Unit of York Regional Police immediately began searching the lake for the woman with the help of a York Regional Police helicopter.

The woman’s body was then removed from the lake around 4 p.m.

Police say the investigation into the incident is still ongoing. They are appealing to anyone with information to contact the #3 District Criminal Investigation Bureau at 1 (866) 876-5423, ext. 7341.

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