Body of paramedic presumed drowned in boating accident recovered in northern Ontario

KASHECHEWAN, Ont. -The chief of a First Nation in northern Ontario says a search and recovery effort has located the body of a paramedic presumed to have drowned in a boating accident. Kashechewan First Nation Chief Gaius Wesley says the body of Arjanan Sivasathiyarajah, who had started working in the community just two weeks earlier, was recovered shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday. Wesley first announced Monday the paramedic was presumed to have drowned when he fell into the river and was swept into a fast-running current after his boat hit shallow water. The chief says he was on a supply run with another paramedic and an agency nurse to Fort Albany, a nearby community along James Bay. Grand Chief Alison Linklater, who leads a council of eight locaKl First Nations, called…

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