Police recover body of missing canoeist on Pigeon Lake near Bobcaygeon

Four of five people were rescued from a capsized canoe, 20-year-old North York man was missing

OPP boat. (Photo: OPP / Facebook)

Police have recovered the body of a a 20-year-old North York man who went missing after a canoe capsized on Tuesday night (July 14) on Pigeon Lake south of Bobcaygeon.

Just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, the Kawartha Lakes OPP and Kawartha Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a capsized canoe.

Police say five people, none of whom were wearing life jackets, were in the canoe when it capsized.

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Four of the five people were located by a boater and taken to shore, but one canoeist was not found.

Fire services and police, including an OPP helicopter, conducted a search for the missing canoeist on Tuesday night but were unsuccessful.

The OPP’s underwater search and recovery unit joined the search early on Wednesday morning (July 15) and later recovered the missing man’s body.

Police have not yet released the man’s name.


This story has been updated with information that the missing man’s body has been recovered.