Body of missing canoeist found outside of Smiths Falls

The search for a missing canoeist outside of Smithgs Falls has ended. Don Mitchell / Global News

OPP have recovered the body of a 38-year-old man who went missing after his canoe capsized over the weekend.

The canoe turned over in Otter Creek, a waterway near Smiths Falls around 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Two people were in the canoe, but only one made it back to shore. This person arrived at a nearby home and called police.

Monday morning, OPP identified the missing man as Timothy Edwards, a 38-year-old from South Elmsley Township.

After extensive searches of the waterway and the nearby Rideau River over the weekend, OPP found Edwards’ body around 10:30 a.m. Monday.

OPP say he was not wearing a personal flotation device when he drowned.


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