Bruce Peninsula Grotto Closed – search for missing male continues

On July 6, 2019 at 4:17 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called for a 24 year old male in distress in the water at The Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park, Northern Bruce Peninsula.

The male jumped into the water with a friend and after initially surfacing, immediately showed signs of distress, went under again and failed to resurface. 

Grey Bruce OPP officers, Canadian Coast Guard and Bruce Peninsula National Park staff completed a search of the water and shoreline but the male was not located.

Grey Bruce OPP have closed The Grotto, at Bruce Peninsula National Park, until further notice while the search continues for the missing male. OPP Marine Unit and OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit are assisting with the search. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grey Bruce OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.