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Hamilton Police Release Statement On Death Of Former NHL Goalie Ray Emery

police release statement on ray emery's death

Ray Emery, the former NHL goalie who played in the league for more than 10 years, died in a drowning accident in Canada this morning. The former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender died while swimming at Hamilton Harbour at Lake Ontario, according to multiple reports.

Hamilton Police released a statement on the tragic drowning. Further details will be released at a later time.

"At 2:50 pm, HPS recovered the body of former NHL player Ray Emery, 35. Emery was reported missing just after 6:00 am in #HamOnt harbour. His body was recovered in close proximity to where he was last seen. Family has been notified. Cause of death to be confirmed pending a PM," the statement read.

Here are more details, from CTV News:

Insp. Marty Schulenberg said Emery's death does not appear to be suspicious, calling it a "case of misadventure."

Schulenberg said Emery jumped off of a boat into the water to go swimming, and his friends called emergency services at about 6 a.m. Sunday when he didn't resurface.

Emery, a Canada native, played for the Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Moscow Oblast, Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, and the Adler Mannheim over the course of his career.

Our thoughts are with Ray Emery's friends and family. May he rest in peace.