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OPP officers recover body of missing boater from Ottawa

On Aug. 13, shortly after 5:30 p.m., OPP officers and Wollaston firefighters responded to a report that a canoe had capsized on Peter Lake, with one person missing.
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) recovered the body of a missing boater from Peter Lake, Wollaston. 

On Aug. 13, shortly after 5:30 p.m., OPP officers and Wollaston firefighters responded to a report that a canoe had capsized on Peter Lake, with one person missing.

Rescue efforts were made by a local resident who witnessed one person enter the water. Police officers and firefighters arrived on scene and continued to search the area but were unsuccessful. 

On Aug. 14, just before 12:30 p.m., members of USRU located the body of the missing boater.

The deceased has been identified as Sovann Chhay, 39, of Ottawa. 

The investigation is ongoing and a post mortem examination is being conducted. 

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