Body of Markham man recovered after boating accident on Rice Lake, south of Peterborough

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Members of the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit began searching an area of Rice Lake after a boating accident early Saturday. They located the body of a man on Sunday afternoon. – Jun 28, 2020

OPP divers on Sunday afternoon recovered the body of a Markham, Ont., man who went missing following a boating accident on Saturday morning.

Peterborough County OPP say the accident happened around 7 a.m. as three men on a boat reportedly lost control while travelling on Rice Lake near Wood Duck Drive in Otonabee South Monaghan Township, about 20 kilometres south of Peterborough.

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Police say one man was airlifted to a Toronto hospital with serious injuries after he reportedly was struck by the boat’s engine propeller. Another man was taken to local hospital with minor injuries while a third man was unaccounted for.

The OPP launched a search, utilizing its marine unit and helicopter and assistance from township firefighters.

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The search continued until 7 p.m. Saturday and resumed 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

OPP say around 3:15 p.m., the Underwater Search and Recovery Unit located the body of a deceased man.

The victim has been identified as Tien Dat Tran, 41, of Markham.

OPP say the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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