A car was found wrecked in Lake Ontario, Mississauga. Inside the car, Peel Regional Police found the body of a 25-year-old man with no vital signs. The car was thrown from a boat in Ontario waters.
Police were contacted at 3 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, they had to move to the launch area, which was off Lakefront Promenade, near Lakeshore Road East.
At the press conference, Commissioner Akhil Mooken commented that having been called out during the night, they did not have enough light to locate the vehicle that was launched from a boat. But as soon as the morning light arrived, the search began, which was complicated as the diver was only able to see 15 centimeters in front of him.
The car was a black sedan, and due to the lack of light, it took a long time to find it. But even so, he was able to locate the Sedan in between eight to ten feet of water.
Hours later, police announced that a young-adult male had been found dead in the towed car. Another man of the age was confirmed to be in the passenger seat at the time of the incident, but he managed to escape and he is now hospitalized. It is not known whether the passenger escaped before, during, or after the car fell into the lake, he is cooperating with the police investigation.
Updates on the investigation were being announced via the Peel Regional Police Twitter account. They advised that the investigation will continue and asked that if anyone has information, please contact 905-453-3311, ext. 1233.