(KINGSVILLE, ON) – Yesterday afternoon, the OPP, Kingsville Fire Department, and Essex-Windsor EMS responded to a report of a missing boater in the waters of Lake Erie near Cedar Island, in Kingsville.
Tyson Koehn, 41, of Kingsville, was operating a small vessel with four children onboard. He entered the water to assist one of the children, who was swimming and appeared to be struggling, and Koehn himself began to struggle and went under.
All four children were rescued by a passing vessel and a citizen on shore who had swam out to assist.
A search was conducted by the OPP Marine Unit, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton, and a United States Coast Guard helicopter and vessel. Koehn was located in the water a short time later and EMS administered CPR.
He was transported to hospital, but pronounced deceased.