Woman found dead in Grand Bend, Ont., identified as director at London hospital

OPP in Lambton County say a woman from London Ont., has died after reportedly falling into a river.

Police say they attended to River Road in Grand Bend, Ont., Saturday morning around 1:30 a.m. on a report of a sudden death.

Once they arrived, police say they were told someone had fallen into the river and had not resurfaced.

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The Lambton OPP Marine Unit and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre helped with the search.

The deceased was located several hours later in the water and was taken to the local hospital where they were pronounced dead, police say.

They’ve been identified has Michelle Mahood, 51, of London.

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In a statement, St. Joseph’s Health Care London said Mahood was its director of ambulatory surgery services.

The hospital says Mahood was a graduate of the University of Windsor School of Nursing, and began working at St. Joseph’s as a registered nurse.

“Over the years Michelle held numerous roles in different areas of care, including admissions, family medicine and inpatient surgical services, and most recently as the leader for ambulatory surgery services at St. Joseph’s Hospital,” the statement read.

No foul play is suspected.

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