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UPDATE: One body found after overnight canoe accident leaves 2 of 4 men missing in Sturgeon Lake Sunday

UPDATE — Officers from the OPP continue to be on scene Monday. In addition to officers from the USRU, officers from Aviation Services (helicopter) have attended the area to assist in locating the missing persons.

At approximately 5:25 p.m. one person has been recovered, deceased, from the water. The search will continue in the area until dusk and resume in the morning.

CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES — Police divers are looking for two people who may have drowned in a canoe accient Sunday morning.

They say early this morning, at approximately 2:35 a.m. on October 1, 2017, emergency services personnel, including officers from the City of Kawartha Lakes detachment of the OPP were called to assist with a canoe that had capsized on Sturgeon Lake.

A canoe with four young adult males from the Toronto area capsized on Sturgeon Lake.

One occupant swam to shore; a second occupant was rescued from the water by OPP officers using a civilian boat.

The third and fourth occupants are not accounted for.

None of the occupants were wearing life jackets.

OPP resources including the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) will be at the location today. The investigation is continuing. Updates will be provided when available.

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