Ethan Michael Stokes
January 31, 1994 - January 25, 2015
parents Gail and Mike from of Holland Landing, and bro to Quinn,
Kawartha Lakes Police have found the body of Holland Landing's Ethan Stokes in the Scugog River in Lindsay.
We regret to inform that we have located the body of Ethan Stokes in the Scugog River. I will update as time permits.
— KawarthaLakes Police (@klpsmedia) January 27, 2015
The communities of East Gwillimbury and Newmarket are shocked and saddened after learning the body of Holland Landing native Ethan Stokes was discovered in the Scugog River in Lindsay Tuesday.
Stokes, a 20-year-old Fleming College student, was found after an exhaustive two-day search of the area.
OPP divers assisted Kawartha Lakes Police in searching an area of the river where a hole in the ice had been found.
Stokes’ body was located around 1 p.m.; about 40 minutes after divers entered the water. Police say foul play is not suspected, but the investigation is continuing into circumstances that led to him being on the ice after celebrating his birthday at an area pub.
There was an immediate outpouring of shock and dismay from Ethan’s Holland Landing friends on social media.
“The world lost an amazing kid and one of the best dudes I knew today. RIP Ethan Stokes, you will be missed,” Tim Escott posted.
“My heart goes out to the Stokes family. I can’t even imagine what this is like. I’m so sorry,” Neil Hamilton posted. “I JUST WANT TO SCREAM THIS IS SO WRONG.
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