Former sports star drowns whilst swimming in his hometown

He was 35 years old.
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Former NHL player Ray Emery has drowned whilst swimming in Ontario, Canada, ESPN reports. He was 35.

Police say the ice hockey player was reported as missing at 6am on Sunday, before his body was recovered at 2:50pm the same day. Authorities are still determining his cause of death.

“They went out for a swim and unfortunately he did not emerge after diving in,” police Inspector Marty Schulenberg told The Hamilton Spectator. “We responded along with Hamilton Fire and EMS. Unfortunately, our efforts on the water and in the area just around the piers were met with negative results.”

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This article originally appeared on WHO.

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