Thunder Bay OPP – Search underway for Overdue Canoeist in Quetico Provincial Park – UPDATE

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have located the body of a missing canoeist on Saganagons Lake.

On June 9, 2024, just before 4:00 p.m., the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit located the body of the 25-year-old male from Indianapolis, Indiana, who had gone missing after a canoe capsized on Saganagons Lake in Quetico Provincial Park.

The individual had been missing since June 5, 2024.

There will be no further information released. OPP and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry resources have cleared the area.

Jun 7, 2024 at 20:51

A search is underway in Quetico Provincial Park for an overdue canoeist.

On June 5, 2024, members of the Thunder Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) responded to an incident at Saganagons Lake in Quetico Provincial Park where a canoe capsized with six individuals on board.

Five individuals were located; however, a 25-year-old male from Indianapolis, Indiana remains missing. The OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, ERT, and MNRF are engaged to assist in the search.

A section of Quetico Provincial Park remains closed at this time due to the ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided when available.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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