Body of 19-year-old woman recovered from water at Rotary’s Sunshine Camp

Body of 19-year-old woman recovered from water at Rotary's Sunshine Camp

A hearse leaves Rotary Park’s Sunshine Camp carrying the body of a person who drowned in the park on Canada Day. (VOCM)

Searchers have found the body of a 19-year-old woman from the water at Rotary Park’s Sunshine Camp.

The body was found before 9am this morning by divers who had searched Healey’s Pond late Friday night.

Emergency services were dispatched around 5pm on Canada Day after reports of a swimmer struggling in the water at the park on Thorburn Road.

Others tried to help, but to no avail.

The RNC, St. John’s Regional Fire Service, Sea-Force Diving, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s volunteer firefighters, Rovers Search and Rescue and City of St. John staff responded, with divers assisted by a rapid rescue vessel late into the evening and searched again this morning when the body was recovered.

No other details have been released about the circumstances of the tragedy.

The park, meanwhile, is expected to remain closed until 12 noon today.

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