Toronto police took to Twitter Friday morning to warn of “unknown trouble” at Cherry Beach Park. A woman is being rushed to the hospital in critical condition after she was pulled out of the water at the beach. According to CP24, paramedics confirmed that the woman was rescued just after 9:00 AM. Lifeguards performed CPR on the victim at the scene.
UPDATE: City News reported around 12:12 PM on Friday that the woman was pronounced dead at the hospital.
EARLIER: Toronto Fire Captain David Eckerman confirmed to Global News that the woman’s vital signs were absent at the time of her rescue. Emergency services, including the Marine Unit, are currently on the scene. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact 416-808-5100.
Unknown Trouble #GO1404103 Cherry Beach Park Body seen in the water, someone has gone in to drag body out Lifeguard… https://t.co/6ty5BHdEmk— Toronto Police Operations (@Toronto Police Operations)1564147896.0
Cherry Beach is a popular Toronto waterfront destination and is often crowded in the summer months. The beach is Blue Flag certified. Blue Flag is an acclaimed international eco-label awarded to more than 3,400 beaches and marinas in 41 countries. The City of Toronto has been awarded Blue Flags at eight of its 11 swimming beaches.