Seventh death from storm reported in Clarington’s Ganaraska Forest

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Published May 22, 2022 at 2:57 pm

Durham Region Police say a 30-year-old man has died after being struck by a falling tree during the storm yesterday (May 21).

Officers of the East Division were dispatched to the Ganaraska Forest around 3 p.m. for an unrelated matter.

While in the forest, an officer was advised of an man who had been injured by a falling tree during the storm.

Officers arrived on the scene to find a man suffering from “significant trauma.”

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next-of-kin have been notified but the male’s identity will not be released at this time.

Anyone who may have information about this incident are encouraged to call the Durham Regional Police at 1-888-579-1520.

This is the seventh death reported in Ontario as a result of Saturday’s storm, which hit parts of Ontario and Quebec.  At least one tornado was identified in Uxbridge, which caused widespread destruction.

Victims in Ontario included a 44-year-old man who died in Greater Madawaska west of Ottawa, a woman in her 70s out for a walk in Brampton, a 59 year-old man on a golf course in Ottawa, a 64 year-old woman at a home in North Kawartha Township, a 74 year-old woman in Port Hope, the 30 year-old in Clarington and one person who was killed in their camping trailer near Pinehurst Lake in Waterloo Region.

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