Marathon OPP Respond to Serious Diving Incident

MARATHON, ON – On Wednesday Aug 9, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m. members of the Marathon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a call at Neys Provincial Park (NPP) to assist the Marathon Emergency Medical Services (EMS). A male had been involved in a diving related incident that could result in serious injury.

Five males had been doing a technical dive at the Judge Hart shipwreck, on Lake Superior, southwest of Neys Provincial Park. One of the divers experienced problems, lost conciseness and floated to the surface. He was brought back on-board and CPR was conducted. He was transported to shore where they were met by EMS and further medical treatment was administered. The male was transported to a local hospital for further treatments and later transferred to Thunder Bay and then to Burlington.

Scott STITT a 52 year old male from Burlington, ON still remains in critical condition in Burlington Hospital where he continues to receive treatment.

The OPP are continuing to investigate the cause of the incident.

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