Miss­ing swimmer’s body found

The Western Star - - Canada -

ORIL­LIA, Ont. — Po­lice have found the body of a swimmer who went miss­ing near Oril­lia, Ont.

On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice say the man, who is orig­i­nally from In­dia, was swept away by a cur­rent in the Green River in the Town­ship of Ra­mara, Ont., on Sun­day evening.

They say a friend tried to res­cue the 26-year-old by us­ing a ca­noe, but it cap­sized while he tried to pad­dle over and the friend had to be saved by a nearby off-duty fire­fighter. Po­lice, in­clud­ing of­fi­cer in a he­li­copter, searched the river and nearby shores for signs of the man.

The force’s un­der­wa­ter search team found the man’s body at 9:45 a.m. Mon­day.

Po­lice will not be re­leas­ing the man’s name.

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