By Stew Kernan

A Gore Bay woman is dead…the victim of an apparent drowning at a Manitoulin Island beach.

O-P-P were called to Tobacco Lake in Gordon Township late Wednesday afternoon.

When they arrived, CPR was being performed on a woman.

She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police do not suspect foul play.

The woman has been identified at 56-year old Penny Chmielak.

The coroner has ordered a post mortem examination to determine the exact cause of death.

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