Body found near Petticoat Creek Conservation Area in Pickering believed to be missing boater

WATCH ABOVE: Durham Regional Police say a body was found at Petticoat Creek Conservation Area in Pickering early Tuesday morning. They say they believe it to be Kevin Wong, a boater who went missing last week. Katherine Ward reports.

Durham Regional Police believe a body found on the shore of Lake Ontario Tuesday morning is that of 31-year-old fisherman Kevin Wong who went missing in Ajax on Thursday.

Police said a body was discovered on Tuesday just before 10 a.m. near the Petticoat Creek Conservation Area.

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Officers said on Friday they believe the boater went missing around 11 a.m. Thursday when they were alerted to an unmanned boat that came ashore with its motor still running.

Wong was allegedly fishing and filming a video with a friend, who was in a separate boat, before he went missing.

A post-mortem will be conducted before police can officially confirm the identity of the deceased.

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