Missing fisherman’s body recovered Sunday from Bark Lake in Hastings Highlands

Man was reported missing after going ice fishing on the lake northeast of Maynooth on Friday night

An Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) police car. (Photo: OPP)

Police have recovered the body of a man went missing after going ice fishing in Hastings Highlands on Friday night (March 24).

At around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers with the Bancroft Ontario Provincial Police with assistance from the OPP Emergency Response Team responded to a report of a man who had gone out ice fishing on Bark Lake the night before and hadn’t returned home.

Bark Lake is located around 20 kilometres northeast of Maynooth and 10 kilometres east of Barry’s Bay.

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The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit was called in and located the body of the missing fisherman just after 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.

The investigation is ongoing and a post mortem examination is being conducted.

Police have not yet released the identity of the victim.