BRACEBRIDGE, ON- The man sent to hospital after an assault in early July has passed away.

According to an update from the Bracebridge OPP, the man is Justin Heptinstall, a 48 year old from the community. He was taken to local hospital and then airlifted to Toronto, following an assault that occurred along Alice Street in Bracebridge on July 7th.

The investigation into the assault is ongoing with the assistance of the OPP Crime Unit, Forensic Identification Services (FIS) and the Regional Support Team (RST) under the direction of Detective Inspector Laura Houliston of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch.

If anyone has information in relation to this investigation, please call the Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at

Police say more information will be released as it is available.