WINDSOR, ONT. -- Officials with Windsor Police confirm the missing body of a 24-year-old man was recovered from Lake St. Clair Thursday thanks to the OPP Marine Unit and Dive team.

Windsor Police tweeting, “Our deepest sympathies go out to the family & friends.”

The victim’s family says he was the “core of the house.”

“He’s not only a brother to me he’s a core of the house he’s the one who takes care of everything all the family depends on this Abdullah our brother,” his sister, Israa Ali says.

“It was a very hard time for me. My heart is broken. This is my son,” his mother, Nova Khatir told CTV News.

According to the victim’s father, he came to Canada to pursue a university degree.

“It was very difficult for me to hear my son who I expect to be around me suddenly heard that he had drowned in the sea it was a very hard time for me,” Adam Khatir says.

Officers were called to a ‘person in distress’ on May 22 after he was reportedly swimming near Sandpoint Beach.

The U.S. Coast guard also assisted with the rescue mission with a vessel and a helicopter.

- With files from CTV Windsor's Angelo Aversa