On Wednesday afternoon Pte. Michal Beaman was pulled from the Cataraqui River, near the south of LaSalle Causeway on the grounds of the Royal Military College.
Beaman was reported missing on January 27th, 2020, after his last sighting just before midnight on January 24th, 2020.
Ontario Provincial Police’s underwater search and recovery unit searched the waters for two days in search of Beaman, a 22-year-old reservist from the 37 Signal Regiment.
Public Affairs Officer with the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC), Capt. Derek Reid said, “It saddens us deeply to report that the body of Private Michal Beaman was recovered. He was found in the water near the LaSalle Causeway in Kingston, by the Ontario Provincial Police’s Underwater Search and Recovery Unit.”
Beaman was originally from New Brunswick and came to Kingston to study at CFB Kingston earlier this year.
“His immediate next of kin have been notified. Our condolences go out to Michal’s family, friends, and colleagues. We wish to thank the community, the Kingston Police and the OPP for their assistance in finding Michal,” he added. “We will not speculate on any aspects of this situation, and will respect the investigation that is still underway.”
A substantial police and military presence remained in the location of the Base and the downtown Kingston from January 27th until January 29th, 2020, at which point officers from the Military Police, Kingston Police, and OPP were all on scene to aid in recovering Beaman’s body.