Ont. man dies scuba diving in Tobermory

Police reported a scuba diver from Brampton died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Bruce Peninsula...

Police reported a scuba diver from Brampton died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Bruce Peninsula National Marine Park at the Caroline Rose dive site. Flowerpot Island (with a nearby dive site pictured here), is a frequent stop for visitors at the park.(QMI Agency files)

Scott Dunn, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:24 AM ET

TOBERMORY, Ont. - A 66-year-old scuba diver from Brampton, Ont., died at Fathom Five National Marine Park on Tuesday, Grey County OPP said in a news release.

"The victim was one of five scuba divers on a diving expedition to the Caroline Rose shipwreck located in Driftwood Cove within the Fathom Five National Marine Park in Georgian Bay," Const. Alina Grelik said Wednesday.

"He had entered the water and showed no signs of distress. Shortly afterwards he was observed on the surface without any vital signs."

Grelik said attempts to resuscitate Andrew Liptak continued until he was pronounced dead by the coroner. Police were notified about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination is to be scheduled in London, Ont.

Fathom Five is a reserve featuring 22 shipwrecks for scuba divers and tourists on glass-bottom boat tours to visit, at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula at Tobermory. The Caroline Rose schooner was sunk just outside the park boundary by a group of sport divers in 1990, Fathom Five's website states.


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