Advertisement

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.
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.

READ MORE: Northumberland County man charged after officers locate stolen boat from Peterborough area: OPP

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.

Story continues below advertisement

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

No other details were provided.