Missing boater located deceased near Caledonia

By Haldimand Press Staff

CALEDONIA—On Thursday, July 28, 2022, Brant OPP responded to a report of a missing male from the waters of the Grand River near Highway 54 and Onondaga Townline Road near Caledonia. A male was last seen at 7:20 p.m., falling off his personal watercraft (Sea-Doo) into the river, and the watercraft had been located.

In the late afternoon on Friday, July 29, 25-year-old Cody Thomson of Hamilton was located deceased in the Grand River. There was an increased police presence in the area as the OPP Aviation Services, OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, members of the Brant County OPP, Brant County Marine Unit, Haldimand County Marine Unit, Emergency Response Team, the Provincial Liaison Team, and Six Nations Police Service were involved in the search.

Victim Services has engaged with Thomson’s family members.