Body pulled from Crowe River Bay area of Belmont Lake

The body of reported missing ice fisherman was recovered from Crowe River area of Belmont lake on Sunday.

OPP say the body of a reported missing ice fisherman was recovered on Sunday from a lake northeast of Peterborough.

The Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township firefighters recovered the body of Brian Tilbury, 47, of Kitchener, from the Crowe River Bay area of Belmont Lake on Sunday around 3:30 p.m. The area is about 40 kilometres north east of Peterborough.

Peterborough County OPP say Tilbury was last seen ice fishing on Belmont Lake in the Miles of Memories Road area on Saturday between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. He was reportedly driving a green ATV and not wearing a helmet.

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An OPP helicopter found Tilbury’s body on Sunday.

It will be transported to the Provincial Forensic Pathology Unit at the Forensic Services and Coroners Complex in Toronto for a post-mortem examination.

Brian Tilbury, 47, of Kitchener.
Brian Tilbury, 47, of Kitchener. OPP

The case remains under investigation.

OPP are advising people who use snowmobiles and ATVs to avoid driving on lakes and rivers. Drivers who must go on the ice should always check ice conditions beforehand, wear a floater suit, carry ice picks and make sure those ice picks are easily accessible, police say.

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