A young Kitchener diver who hoped to compete in the Olympics died Sunday at private music festival near Port Burwell.
Colton James (C.J.) Moore, 24, died near the end of the Playground 2018 festival held at Otter River Farms, a private property off McQuiggan Line in the Municipality of Bayham with camping and cabins. Moore died in an apparent drowning, festival organizers said in Facebook post.
Moore was a bio medical engineering student at the University of Waterloo, his obituary said. He was ranked nationally as a springboard and platform diver and was a member of the K-W Diving Club.
“He was working on his dream to return to diving, and again trying to qualify for the Olympics. But most of all C.J. was a kind, sweet, funny soul who was loved by everyone who met him,”
Doug Dennis, who owns Otter River Farms, said about 500 people attended the three-day festival. He said Moore and a female friend wanted to go down the Otter River in a floating device.