Scuba diver rescued after late resurfacing on Stoney Lake north of Peterborough

A scuba diver who was reportedly late resurfacing was rescued on Stoney Lake north of Peterborough on Wednesday. Global News file

A scuba diver who briefly went unaccounted for in a lake north of Peterborough has been located safe.

Around 12:40 p.m. emergency crews were called to Stoney Lake along Fire Route 2 off of Hwy. 28 near Burleigh Falls in North Kawartha Township for reports of a scuba diver who was unaccounted during a dive on Wednesday.

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The missing man is in his 70s and was reportedly familiar with the lake. He was diving with another individual and was expected to resurface at a certain time but was 15 minutes overdue.

Peterborough County OPP Const. Joe Ayotte tells Global News the man was located prior to officers arriving on scene.

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The man was “alive and well,” said Ayotte.

No other details were provided.

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