Beachgoer saves 3 from possible drowning in Lake Erie, OPP searching for swimmer

OPP are crediting a Good Samaritan for possibly saving three people from drowning as they continue to search for a missing swimmer.

Police say shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday, emergency crews were called to Port Burwell Provincial Park for a report of a missing swimmer and three near-drownings in Lake Erie.

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It was determined that two people were swimming in Lake Erie when both became in distress. Two other people went into the water to help, but also became in distress.

A Good Samaritan saw what was happening and threw a life-saving ring that was on the beach, which police say saved three people.

The fourth person remains outstanding and a search for the person is ongoing.

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