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Hamilton police marine unit continues search for missing 14-year-old | CBC News



The search continues Sunday for a missing 14-year-old who was last seen using an inflatable swim toy in Lake Ontario on Saturday.

Police say the 14-year-old went underwater while using an inflatable swim toy

Police boats on Lake Ontario.
Hamilton police’s marine unit continues the search for a 14-year-old boy who went underwater while using an inflatable swim floatie with friends on Lake Ontario. (Hamilton Police Service)

Hamilton police’s marine unit is continuing the search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing on Saturday afternoon in Lake Ontario. 

Hamilton police communications manager Jackie Penman said police were called to the Clare Avenue and Dexter Avenue area, along Hamilton Beach, around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Police said the teen was using an inflatable swim toy with a group of friends when he went underwater.

She said police have no updates on the search for the teen. 

The Canadian Coast Guard is continuing the search Sunday along with other marine emergency services, Penman said. 

Hamilton police are urging people to avoid the area while emergency services co-ordinate the search. 

More to come. 


Cara Nickerson is a journalist with the CBC’s Ontario local news stations, primarily CBC Hamilton. She previously worked with Hamilton Community News. Cara has a special interest in stories that focus on social issues and community. Cara can be reached at

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