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Body of Kingston man recovered after canoe capsizes on South Frontenac lake: OPP

Jennifer Basa/ Global News

OPP say the body of a man who went overboard in a South Frontenac lake was recovered Sunday evening.

OPP say 61-year-old Clarence Hale was fishing with his wife Saturday evening on Little Lost Lake, near Bob’s Lake, in South Frontenac when their canoe capsized.

Only Hale’s wife was able to make it back safely by swimming to shore.

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Police say Hale was not wearing a life-jacket while out on the canoe. However, Hale’s family members told Global News that he is known to be an avid swimmer.

Frontenac OPP, firefighters and locals volunteered to help look for Hale on Saturday.

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The search resumed on Sunday afternoon with an underwater search and recovery unit.

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Hale’s body was found Sunday afternoon, according to OPP, but police did not say where.

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