Man died after cart entered pond at Richmond Hill golf course: police – Toronto
A man has died after a golf cart entered a pond on Richmond Hill land, police say.
York Regional Police confirmed to Global News that emergency crews were called at noon on Monday to the DiamondBack Golf Club, located in the Leslie Street Bloomington Road area.
Police said there were reports that a golf cart drove into a pond and said a man may have been injured.
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In an update, police confirmed that a man was missing.
“Initial reports (were) that the driver of the golf cart – a man – did in fact enter this pond and never surfaced,” York Police Chief Sgt. said David Mitchell.
Mitchell said that after the crash, at least two course employees jumped into the water “in a desperate attempt to get this gentleman back or help him.”
“Unfortunately, despite their best efforts as well, we have not been able to determine his current location,” he said, but noted that the man is believed to be in the pond.
Several calls were made to 911.
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A spokesperson for Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services said fire crews searched for an hour and could not locate anyone.
York Police Sea and Air Units also responded to the scene.
However, later Monday evening, York Regional Police confirmed that the body of a 71-year-old Toronto man was found shortly before 4 p.m.
The force said the coroner was heading to the scene to identify the body.
Police said officers did not believe the death was “suspicious in nature”.
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