Police have recovered the body of a boater who went missing Saturday afternoon (August 13) on Peter Lake, located around three kilometres east of Coe Hill in Wollaston Township in Hastings County.
Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, members of the Bancroft Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Wollaston Fire Department responded to a report that a canoe had capsized on Peter Lake, with one person missing.
A local resident had unsuccessfully attempted to rescue the boater before the arrival of police and fire, who continued to search the area but were unable to locate the boater.
The OPP’s underwater search and recover unit joined the search and, just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, found the body of the missing boater.
Police have identified the victim as 39-year-old Sovann Chhay of Ottawa.
Police are continuing their investigation and a post-mortem examination is being conducted.