Body of London, Ont. man recovered from Ottawa River: police

The Ottawa River, as seen from Major's Hill Park. Craig Lord / Global News

Police say they’ve recovered the body of a man who disappeared in the Ottawa River over the weekend.

Ottawa police and fire services first said they were searching the waters near Lemieux Island after a man was seen entering the river just after 4 p.m. on Sunday but did not surface.

Police said in a brief update Monday morning that a body was recovered from the river overnight.

The victim has been identified as a 26-year-old man from London, Ont.

Police said the investigation is continuing but foul play is not suspected.

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