OPP Search For Missing Canoeist

Sunday May 28th, 2017

Posted at 10:22pm


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The OPP marine unit, Kingsville Fire Department, Essex-Windsor EMS and RCC Trenton are searching for a 25-year-old male whose canoe capsized in Lake Erie east of Essex County Road 45 Kingsville.

The search began around 5pm on Sunday, May 28th, 2017.

Police say that the man was fishing alone in the canoe when his friends on shore observed the canoe capsize. The man was believed to be a non-swimmer and not wearing a life jacket.

The OPP has set up a mobile command unit at Leamington Marina to coordinate the search.

The Essex County and Chatham OPP marine units are currently searching the waters of Lake Erie in the vicinity where the man was last seen.

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit and helicopter are enroute and will soon join in the recovery efforts.

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