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Deceased man’s body discovered in Rice Lake: OPP

Northumberland OPP are investigating the discovery of a man's body in Rice Lake near Gores Landing on Tuesday morning.
Northumberland OPP are investigating the discovery of a man's body in Rice Lake near Gores Landing on Tuesday morning. Pete Fisher/Special to CHEX News

Northumberland OPP discovered a man’s body in Rice Lake on Tuesday morning.

Around 10:45 a.m., police received calls about reports of a body in the south side of the lake off of Rice Lake Drive, just east of Gores Landing, about 45 kilometres south of Peterborough.

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“We are dealing with a male that has been located deceased in the water,” said Sgt. Peter Leon in an email.

“The investigation is in the early stages and the Crime Unit is responding as well.”

According to witnesses, anglers in a boat shouted to nearby residents to alert them of the body in the water. Neighbours say the victim – an elderly man – was an avid swimmer.

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No name has been released.

At this time, police believe there is no reason to suspect foul play.

The coroner’s office has been asked to attend the scene to assist in the investigation.