Rankin died by accidental drowning: autopsy
ctvottawa.ca Published Friday, December 31, 2010 3:08PM EST
Trevor Rankin, the Ottawa man who disappeared in Charlottetown on Christmas Eve, died by accidental drowning, according to a post-mortem examination.
Charlottetown police are calling Rankin's death "a tragic accident." They said alcohol was a contributing factor.
His body was recovered by divers near the city's waterfront Wednesday afternoon.
Rankin disappeared on Christmas Eve after a night-out with his nephew. He was in Charlottetown visiting his family for the holidays.