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Updated: OPP search team pulls boater's body from Lake Nipissing

Police received a call May 26 about a vessel in Lake Nipissing with no operator
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Lake Nipissing.

Updated May 27 at 3 p.m.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) have recovered the body of a West Nipissing resident on Lake Nipissing.

Police received a call at 1:40 p.m. May 26 about a vessel in Lake Nipissing with no operator.

Members from the Nipissing West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) unit responded to the call.

A body was recovered from Lake Nipissing May 27 at 11:50 a.m. by the OPP USRU. The deceased has been identified as, Leo Perron, 63, of West Nipissing.

A post mortem examination of the deceased is scheduled. The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS). Foul play is not suspected.

Original story:

Police are looking for a missing boater on Lake Nipissing this afternoon.

Around 1:40 p.m., a vessel in Lake Nipissing with no operator was reported to the police.

At this time a missing person investigation is ongoing in the Lavinge area of West Nipissing. and there will be a strong police presence during the search for the missing operator on the water and along the shorelines.

Any person with information regarding the missing person should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

The lake has been rough this afternoon with the wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 making boating dangerous. Wind will continue this evening becoming northerly at 20 gusting to 40. Temperatures overnight will drop to plus 4.

Members from the OPP Nipissing West Detachment along with the Emergency Response Team and Sudbury OPP Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (TIME) unit have responded.

Updates will be provided when they become available.