May 2, 2019 11:16 am

OPP believe report of missing body in Lake Ontario was actually a log

Water rescue efforts were underway Wednesday evening off of Bath Road in the Millhaven area.

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Multiple emergency responders were called to the Lake Ontario shore near Millhaven, Ont., last night for a possible water rescue.

It turns out, what a witness saw was probably just a log floating in the water, according to OPP.

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Just after 8 p.m. on Thursday, OPP and Napnaee Fire received a report from a concerned citizen who said they may have seen a body in Lake Ontario, off of Highway 33.

The Coast Guard conducted a grid search while OPP, Napanee and Loyalist fire departments and crews from the Amherst Island Ferry provided assistance.

A search and rescue helicopter was also deployed from the Coast Guard to aid in the search.

The search was called off around 10 p.m.

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Emergency crews now believe that what was initially seen was actually a log found in the water, since there have been no missing person reports.

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