OPP investigating death at Frontenac Provincial Park

The entrance to the Park Office at Frontenac Provincial Park. Photo via Frontenac Provincial Park on Facebook.

On the morning of Thursday, Apr. 27, 2023, various emergency responders descended on Frontenac Provincial Park with search and rescue vehicles.

By 9 a.m. the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were entering the park, situated in the heart of Frontenac County, from the north side of the 5,355-hectare public greenspace, with the assistance of South Frontenac Fire and Rescue and a number of specialized OPP units.

Multiple calls to the OPP from Kingstonist were redirected until approximately 2:30 p.m.

“I can tell you that Frontenac OPP has an ongoing death investigation,” said Constable Erin Cranton, Regional Media Relations Officer with the East Region OPP.

Cranton said that there is “no foul play involved” in the situation, and underscored that there is no risk to public safety as police carry out their investigation. Pressed to provide updates as more information becomes available, Cranton indicated that would not be possible.

“Given the circumstances, we won’t be providing any further information,” she said.

Frontenac Provincial Park is one of over 330 provincial parks across Ontario. With a public entrance in Sydenham, South Frontenac Township, the park is open year-round, with over 100 kilometres of trails and 48 public camping sites.

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