As first reported by FirstLocalNews.com , shortly after 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, members from the Sault Ste Marie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Aweres Fire Station, Goulais Fire and Rescue and Sault Ste Marie Paramedic Services responded to a person that was ice skating and went through the ice on Trout Lake in front of a residence on Point Road in Aweres Township.
Emergencies services recovered the body in the water and life saving techniques were attempted however the person was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The deceased has been identified as Andre RAUSCH, 58 years-of-age from Sault Ste Marie.
The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS).
A post-mortem examination will be taking place in Sault Ste Marie at a later date.
This is an update to a previous post.