September 13, 2017 6:04 pm
Updated: September 13, 2017 8:52 pm

Body recovered from St. Lawrence River near CFB Kingston

OPP's search and rescue team spent the morning recovering the body of a man from the St. Lawrence River.

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Ontario Provincial Police recovered the body of a man from the St. Lawrence River Wednesday morning. The body was first discovered by a boat at approximately 9 o’clock this morning.

The body was first discovered by a boat at approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday.

“Right now, our identification unit has removed the body,” OPP Constable Roop Sandhu said. “From there (the body) will be transported to hospital for a post mortem.”

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The male body was recovered from the water midway between Milton and Cedar Islands on the St. Lawrence River near CFB Kingston. Police aren’t able to confirm whether it’s connected to the disappearance of a soldier from the base.

“At this point, we can’t comment because we don’t have the identification of the body,” Const. Sandhu said.

READ MORE: Missing Canadian Forces captain, 36, last seen in Kingston, Ont.

Capt. Timothy Bowman was last seen on Saturday, Aug. 26th, and may have gone paddling in a kayak that day — he likely would have left from the CFB Kingston Yacht Club where Wednesday’s recovery efforts were based.

The next day, a kayak matching the description of Capt. Bowman’s was found, but police have never confirmed whether or not it was his.

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