The Leeds County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after a man went overboard from the Wolfe Island Ferry Monday night.
On August 3, 2020 just after 7:30 p.m. 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 observed going overboard in to the water while the ferry was travelling from Kingston to Wolfe Island.
Numerous support services attended to assist with the search including the JRCC boat and helicopter, OPP Leeds and Grenville Marine Unit, Kingston Fire Department and Howe Island Fire Department.
The search is resuming today with the assistance of the OPP Snow Machine, All-Terrain Vehicle and Vessel Enforcement (SAVE) team and Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU).
The man’s identity has not yet been confirmed. The investigation is ongoing and OPP are asking anyone who witnessed this event to contact 1-888-310-1122.