OPP investigate suspected drowning near Deep River


The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) says it is investigating a suspected drowning.

In a statement late Saturday afternoon, police said officers received information just before 11 am on Friday about an unoccupied boat circling the Ottawa River, just west of Deep River.

First responders confirmed that one person had been on the boat but was missing. 

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) attended Saturday to assist UOV OPP. The body of the 66-year-old boat operator was located and recovered in the early afternoon. 

The Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario is engaged and a post mortem examination will be conducted as part of the investigation.

No further details have been released at this time.

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