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Ray Emery, Former NHL Player, Dies at Age 35: Drowning is The Cause of Death

Updated On 17 Jul, 2018 Published On

Ray Emery, the Former NHL player who played for it for eleven seasons, has died at the age of 35, in an apparent drowning in Hamilton, Ontario, multiple sources have confirmed.

According to Inspector the Hamilton Police Service, Marty Schulenberg, Emery's body was found on Sunday afternoon at 2:50 p.m. approximately 70 feet from the place where he was last seen.

The late Hockey player was reported to be missing just after 6 a.m. on Sunday in Hamilton Harbour.

At a press conference, Marty said,

At this time, we do not believe there to be any suspicious or foul play. We do believe this is a case of misadventure.

He elaborated,

Mr. Emery had gone for a swim and did not surface after he dove in the water … All of the events leading up to him diving in are still part of our investigation.

Video: Police Announce The Recovery of Former NHL Goaltender Ray Emery's Body

The Niagara Regional Police’s dive unit assisted to recover Emery’s dead body. A coroner will conduct a post-mortem in order to confirm the exact cause of death of Emery.

According to The Hamilton Spectator, Emery was on a friend’s boat docked in a slip at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club as he jumped into the water to swim.

At the time of his death, Emery had not completely hung up his skates. On Saturday, July 14, just a night before his passing, he competed in a charity hockey game.

Rest In Peace Ray Emery!