September 9, 2019 9:43 am
Updated: September 9, 2019 11:33 am

Body of Toronto man recovered from Rice Lake south of Peterborough: OPP

OPP remove their marine unit from Rice Lake on Sunday after recovering a body from the water.

Harrison Perkins/Special to Global News Peterborough

OPP have recovered a body from Rice Lake south of Peterborough after a search on the weekend.

The search was launched Friday morning after OPP say a 60-year-old Toronto man failed to return from a boating trip on Thursday. Police say a friend searched the lake and located the missing man’s boat.

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The search included members of OPP’s marine unit from Northumberland and Peterborough counties along with a helicopter and divers with the underwater search and recovery unit.

The search was focused on the north end of the lake, which is about 20 kilometres south of Peterborough. Search efforts continued Saturday and resumed Sunday until a body was located mid-morning. The body was brought to shore at the wharf on Birdsall Line. Police say the body was located in water by a boat launch near the area off Rice Lake in Peterborough County.

The body was transferred to the Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit in Toronto further investigation into the cause of death.

Late Monday morning, OPP identified the victim as Charles Mackenzie, 60, of Toronto.

More to come.

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