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Drowning Accident Presumed To Have Taken The Life Of Ray Emery

via Alan Rutherford of the Hamiton Spectator,

A man in his thirties is presumed drowned after failing to emerge from an early morning swim around the docks of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club.

The man was with a group visiting a friend's boat when they decided to jump in the water around 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

'They went out for a swim and unfortunately he did not emerge after diving in,' said Insp. Marty Schulenberg. "We responded along with Hamilton Fire and EMS. Unfortunately, our efforts on the water and in the area just around the piers were met with negative results."

The Niagara Police Dive Unit was called in for what is being described as a recovery.

"They are deployed right now," said Schulenberg. "They are starting to go into the water."

A RHYC member who knows the owner of the boat says it was part of a sailpast at the club Saturday.

"He had some friends on the boat and they were enjoying the boat and the day," said Richard Seeley. "He's pretty upset."

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shazam88's avatar

Oh geez that’s horrible news


Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/15/18 at 03:23 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Hamilton Police tweet,

The body of the male swimmer has been recovered. HPS will provide a media update at 4:45 pm near #HamOnt Leander Boat Club.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/15/18 at 03:27 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Hamilton Police tweet,

At 2:50 pm, HPS recovered the body of former @NHL player Ray Emery, 35. Emery was reported missing just after 6:00 am in #HamOnt harbour. His body was recovered in close proximity to where he was last seen. Family has been notified. Cause of death to be confirmed pending a PM.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/15/18 at 03:49 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Horrible news. downer

Posted by bigfrog on 07/15/18 at 05:23 PM ET

SYF's avatar


RIP, Ray.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/15/18 at 07:05 PM ET

DocF's avatar

How sad.  I know from personal experience how hard this can be on his family.  My God shine his grace on them.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 07/15/18 at 09:10 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

It seems like there is always some awful accident like this every year that shakes the sport and takes an athlete’s life.  Very sad to see this happen; every time I saw him on tv or in a picture, he always had a contagious smile. 

God bless.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/16/18 at 08:05 AM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

I remember him. How unfortunate.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 07/16/18 at 11:15 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Maybe I’m just missing something about boat culture or something (?), but it seems pretty bizarre to me to randomly decide to take a dip at 6 am.  Not saying there was any foul intent or anything, but I don’t know how many good decisions are ever made at 6 am on a Sunday morning.  I don’t know if we’ll ever get answers on how and why.

Very unfortunate and terrible.

Posted by Primis on 07/16/18 at 12:48 PM ET

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