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Man pronounced dead in hospital after jumping from rock face in French River

Foul play not suspected after incident on the North Channel of the lower French River
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A 25-year-old man has died after jumping from a rock face in French River on Aug. 1.

Nipissing West (Noëlville) OPP officers and Sudbury Emergency Medical Services responded to a call at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1.

With the help of a boater in the area, OPP and Sudbury EMS responded to an incident at Devil’s Bay on Eighteen Mile Island on the North Channel of the lower French River.

Investigation revealed that two people jumped off a rock face into the water. A third person jumped from the rock face and resurfaced unconscious.

The man who resurfaced unconscious was airlifted the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Brett Haines, 25, from Udora, Ont. was identified as the deceased.

The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.

Foul play is not suspected.