A tragic scene on the shores of Lake Erie.

Emergency crews were called to the shoreline in Leamington just before 2:30 Monday afternoon and say a 24-year-old man had been swimming with friends and failed to resurface.

Authorities say the man’s body was pulled from the water by civilian bystanders.

Paramedics continued to perform life-saving measures, but the victim was later pronounced dead in hospital.

The OPP have not released the victim’s name.