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Police say body of male found by fisherman in Lake Ontario

Niagara Regional Police say the body of a male has been found in Lake Ontario, between the Niagara River and Welland Canal. Global News

Police say a body has been recovered from Lake Ontario, near Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Niagara Regional Police (NRPS) say they received a 911 call late Thursday afternoon from a fisherman, who called after spotting a body in the water from his boat.

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The Canadian Coast Guard and the NRPS Marine Unit responded to the location, between the Welland Canal and the Niagara River, where the body of a male was recovered.

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The body has been sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for a postmortem and positive identification.

The investigation remains ongoing by detectives.

Anyone who may have information is being asked to call NRPS at 905-688-4111, ext. 1022200.

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