Boater’s body re­cov­ered

North Bay Nugget - - NEWS -

On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice re­cov­ered a body near Grave Is­land on the wa­ters of Ge­or­gian Bay Tues­day af­ter­noon.

The body was iden­ti­fied as Owen Sands, 53, of Toronto, who was re­ported miss­ing Oct. 6 by fam­ily mem­bers.

The pon­toon boat which Sands was seen op­er­at­ing was lo­cated ear­lier near Trim Tree Is­land by fam­ily mem­bers. OPP Avi­a­tion Ser­vices, West Parry Sound OPP Ma­rine unit with the as­sis­tance of the Car­ling Fire Depart­ment, the Joint Res­cue Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­tre and the Canadian Coast Guard con­ducted the search.

A post mortem ex­am­i­na­tion is ex­pected to take place at the Chief Coroner’s Of­fice in Toronto.

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