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Body pulled from Scugog River-SIU called in

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Provinces Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate after the body of a 34 year old man was pulled from the Scugog River on Monday afternoon.

City of Kawartha Lakes Police say on Sunday September 16th at 6:31pm the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service was contacted by a witness who was concerned about a man in the area of William Street north in Lindsay.

When officers arrived to investigate they located a man who allegedly fled north along a walking path that runs parallel to the Scugog River. Officers lost sight of the man as he fled, but witnesses observed the man enter the Scugog River near the area of Colborne Street west.

Officers were not able to determine if the man made his way out of the river and a search for the man was launched on the east and west river banks. The City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service attended with a marine unit to assist and searched the river where the man was last observed.

The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit was called in on Monday. The body was located at approximately 3:30 pm.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service says it cannot release further information about this incident while the Special Investigation Unit conducts it’s investigation.

No names have been released.

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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