On 27 June 2021, Anmol Sharma, a 20-year-old international student at Canada’s Georgian College, went swimming with two friends at Port Sydney Falls, north of Toronto.
The friends decided to float down the rapids on an inflatable raft of some kind, which is a popular past time in summer.
They quickly got into trouble and were thrown into the water. Witnesses said that all three men panicked and were struggling to swim.
Other swimmers pulled two of the men from the water and commenced CPR on one. Emergency services arrived and took both men to hospital. One later died.
The body of Anmol Sharma was found by police divers about 3 hours later. The tweet from Ontario Provincial Police describes what happened.
Anmol’s death follows the drowning death of another Indian international student – Gurpreet Singh Gill – at Wasaga Beach on 12 June 2021.
At least four international students drowned in Canada in 2020.
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Source: Global News