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Halifax police recover body at Penhorn Lake

Halifax police have blocked off a section of Penhorn Lake as they investigate a possible drowning.
Halifax police have blocked off a section of Penhorn Lake as they investigate a possible drowning. Dave Squires/Global News

Halifax Regional Police and an RCMP dive team have recovered a body at Penhorn Lake.

Police had cordoned off an area of Penhorn Lake overnight as they conducted their investigation.

Police said they were called to the Dartmouth lake at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, after they were notified about a male swimmer that did not resurface.

Fire crews and and paramedics also responded to the call.

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Police said fire crews launched rescue boats but ended their search later in the evening.

A dive team arrived the scene on Wednesday morning to resume the search effort.

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