OPP recover body of man missing from Wolfe Island Ferry

OPP search and recovery team at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour on Tuesday Aug, 4. Photo by Lucas Mulder

Members of the Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have located the body of a man who went overboard from the Wolfe Island Ferry on Monday, Aug. 3.

Just after 7:30 p.m on Monday night, officers from the Thousand Islands office and Frontenac Detachment were dispatched to the Wolfe Island Ferry Terminal. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advised police that a man was seen going overboard in to the water while the ferry was traveling to Wolfe Island.

Numerous support services attended to assist with the search including the JRCC boat and helicopter, OPP Leeds and Grenville Marine Unit, and the fire department.

On August 4, 2020 just before 7:00 p.m. members of Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) and OPP Snow Machine, All-Terrain Vehicle and Vessel Enforcement (SAVE) team recovered the body of a 36 year old man from Kingston, Ontario.

A post mortem is being conducted. Foul play is not suspected.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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