Four swimmers rescued off Kincardine Station Beach

Members of the South Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and South Bruce OPP marine unit responded to four swimmers reported to be in distress on Monday July 1, 2024, off Station Beach in the Municipality of Kincardine.

At 7:04pm, on July 1, 2024, the South Bruce OPP received a report of swimmers yelling for help off the Kincardine Coast in the waterway of Lake Huron. Police attended and located the four swimmers who were taken to shore by the assistance of OPP and bystanders.

One individual was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The South Bruce OPP wants everyone to have a safe summer on the water. Swimmers are reminded of the following safety tips:

  •  Life jackets. Wear or have a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) nearby.
  •  Check and monitor the Weather Forecast. Conditions can change quickly particularly on larger bodies of water.
  •  Learn how to swim– its never too late and it could save a life!
  •  Know your ability– Only swim in water deep enough that you can manage.
  •  Never swim alone– Always swim with a buddy, in case of an emergency
  •  Avoid Alcohol– avoid alcohol when planning to swim or being near water.

The South Bruce OPP is requesting anyone with information to call 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 $2000.