Emergency crews search Lake Ontario for missing boater after unmanned boat found in Ajax

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Officials say emergency crews are searching Lake Ontario in Ajax for a missing boater after an unmanned boat came ashore.

A Durham Regional Police spokesperson told Global News late Thursday evening that officers, firefighters, and search and rescue crews were called to the Ajax waterfront at around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday after the boat was found with its engine running.

The spokesperson said they aren’t treating the incident as suspicious in nature as of Thursday evening.

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Crews could be seen in images shared on social media shooting flare guns, which police said are being used to help with the search.

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Police boats returned to shore in the evening, and again on Friday morning.

Officers told Global News Friday they believe the boater went missing around 11 a.m. Thursday. They also said a nearby boater told them the missing man was allegedly shooting a YouTube video.

Later Friday morning, officers said they found a vehicle parked at a nearby boat launch belonging to 31-year-old Kevin Wong from Toronto.

Police believe Wong is the missing boater.