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Ottawa father drowns in Cuba

An Ottawa man has died while on vacation in Varadero, Cuba.

40-year-old Yue Liu drowned last Wednesday after he and his 7-year-old son were caught in a current while playing in the ocean.

Another Canadian rescued Liu's son, but the father could not be revived.

Liu's wife Fanyan Bu tells CTV Ottawa she later learned of a yellow flag that had been raised at the beach, but insists the family had not been told about it.

The local Chinese community is attempting to raise money to return Liu's body to Canada and pay for his funeral.

There's information on that effort here.

With files from CTV Ottawa

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