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Missing male canoeist found dead in Georgian Bay, police say

Ontario Provincial Police say the body of a 29-year-old canoeist has been found in the waters of Georgian Bay. Police say divers from the OPP underwater search and rescue unit located and removed the body at around 8 p.m. on Monday.

Ontario Provincial Police say the body of a 29-year-old canoeist has been found in the waters of Georgian Bay.

Police say divers from the OPP underwater search and rescue unit located and removed the body at around 8 p.m. on Monday.

The man has been identified as Toronto resident Mateusz Janus. 

The OPP say Janus and a 36-year-old Toronto man were not carrying any safety equipment when they capsized early Monday while paddling on Georgian Bay in a small canoe.

A nearby kayaker was able to rescue the 36-year-old, who was treated in hospital for hypothermia caused by the cold water. 

Police say an autopsy will be conducted in Toronto to determine how Janus died. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 14, 2022.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Meta and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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