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OPP Search For Missing Boater

(LAKESHORE, ON) – On Monday June 6, 2021 at 3:34 p.m., the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Lakeshore Detachment responded to an address on Lakeshore Park Road area in the Municipality of Lakeshore for a report of a missing boater.

OPP investigation has determined that a 58-year-old male went out into Lake St. Clair to go fishing at approximately 08:00 a.m. in a small vessel off the shoreline near Stoney Point.

A kayaker came across a small vessel on a sandbar, they noticed the vessel was unoccupied and they contacted police.

The Essex County OPP Marine Unit, Chatham-Kent OPP Marine Unit, Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre (JRCC) are currently searching the area.

The missing boater is described as 5’10, 240 lbs. medium build, green eyes, short grey hair, goatee and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a blue two tone tank top and light blue shorts.

Resources are continuing to search the area on Lake St. Clair as well as an aerial search of the area. 

OPP is asking for anyone who may have any information to assist with the investigation to contact them at 1-888-310-1122. 

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