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Body of Kingston man found after going overboard on Wolfe Island ferry

After a full day of searching, OPP say they have recovered the body of a man who went overboard while on the Wolfe Island ferry Monday evening.
After a full day of searching, OPP say they have recovered the body of a man who went overboard while on the Wolfe Island ferry Monday evening. Dominic Owens

Editor’s note: This article originally stated that foul play was suspected, but that is incorrect. The story has been changed to reflect that. 

After a full day of searching, OPP say they have found the body of a man who went overboard while on the Wolfe Island ferry.

Monday evening, around 7:30 p.m., police say they were notified that a man with possible tattoos on his face went overboard while the ferry was on its way back to Kingston.

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Although OPP initially said the man jumped, they later clarified it’s unclear whether he jumped or fell.

OPP, aided by a helicopter from CFB Trenton’s search and rescue team, and Kingston and Howe Island firefighters, searched for the man’s body over Monday evening and Tuesday.

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OPP say their snow machine, all-terrain vehicle and vessel enforcement team recovered the body of a 36-year-old man from Kingston Tuesday around 7 p.m.

A post-mortem is being conducted and OPP now say foul play is not suspected.