OPP search for missing male in Peninsula Lake to continue this morning (UPDATE: body of missing man recovered)

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Update August 20, 6:00 pm: Shortly after 1:00pm on August 20, 2019 members of the Under Water Search and Recovery Unit, located the missing male in the water. Huntsville OPP have identified the deceased male as Martin SCHOLZ, a 56-year-old male from Toronto, ON. Huntsville OPP would like to thank everyone for their assistance in this tragic event.


On Monday August 19, 2019 at around 5:00pm Huntsville and Lake of Bays Fire Department, Muskoka EMS and Huntsville Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were advised of two missing people in Peninsula Lake, Huntsville ON.

Members located a female in a boat advising that her husband and son had gone in for a swim, the wind had picked up and the boat floated away from the two. She was unable to get the boat started, and immediately called 911 for assistance. Huntsville Fire marine, Huntsville OPP Marine Unit, CFOPP searched the waters for the missing people.

Sometime after the initial search, the son was located by boaters in the area and taken to shore. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released. All emergency personnel continued searching for the other male, until near dusk.

Huntsville detachment members along with Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) will return to resume the search of the male in Peninsula Lake on Tuesday morning.

Huntsville OPP request that boaters to stay clear of the search area on Tuesday.

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