Members of the Huntsville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have located a paddleboarder deceased on Harp Lake near Lake of Bays.
On September 3, 2023, 1:30 p.m., Huntsville OPP was dispatched to Harp Lake for a male who had fallen from a paddleboard and not resurfaced. OPP members along with residents, Lake of Bays Fire Department and Muskoka Paramedic Services conducted an extensive search, however, were unable to locate the male. OPP Aviation Services attended the area but were also unable to locate the male.
At 7:30 p.m. the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) located the male deceased in Harp Lake. The deceased has been identified as a 65-year-old male from Thornhill.
The Huntsville Detachment of the OPP is committed to serving our province, and our surrounding communities. If you have any information about crime in our community, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. To report minor occurrences online please visit www.opp.ca/reporting. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.
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