Body of missing teen found in Lower Beverley Lake

Body of missing teen found in Lower Beverley Lake
The Rideau Lakes Fire Department and OPP marine unit are assisting in the search for an 18-year-old who went missing after they went overboard while out in a canoe

Ontario Provincial Police say the body of a teen who went missing in Rideau Lakes Township on Sunday was recovered Monday morning.

On Sunday, around 2:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of one person missing on Lower Beverley Lake.

Police say two people were in a canoe, while two others were on a paddleboard. Only three made it back to shore.

According to police, one of the canoers, 18-year-old Brent Hennigar, went overboard.

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“At this point, we don’t know the cause of death. Our officers are working with the coroner’s office to determine a cause,” said Bill Dickson of OPP East region.

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“We’ve unfortunately had two other fatal incidents on the water this year where lifejackets would have saved lives.”

According to the OPP, all three deaths occurred during the spring, one in the Rideau Lakes area and the other north of Edenvale.

Eastern Ontario OPP is urging all those going into local waterways to wear lifejackets.