/Diving accident claims life 

Diving accident claims life 

By Angelica Ingram

Published Sept. 6 2016

What’s being described as a “freak accident” took the life of a 29-year-old man from Whitby on Monday Sept. 5.

Ryan Tyms was diving off a cliff in the Raven Lake area in Algonquin Highlands when he struck a rock resulting in fatal injuries according to a release issued by the Haliburton Highlands OPP.

He was pronounced dead at the scene Constable Tim Negus told the Times .

Negus said alcohol was not a factor in the incident and that Tyms was familiar with the area.

“He was with one other person and there were several other people that came to his aid” said Negus. “It was just a freak accident.”

The OPP would like to remind people to make safety a priority whether at work or play.