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Missing canoeist found dead in Georgian Bay, police say

Central Hastings OPP arrested one person after shots were fired at a residence in Marmora on Oct. 2, 2022. The Canadian Press file

Ontario Provincial Police say the body of a 29-year-old canoeist has been found in the waters of Georgian Bay.

Police say divers from the OPP underwater search and rescue unit located and removed the body at around 8 p.m. on Monday.

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The man has been identified as Toronto resident Mateusz Janus.

The OPP say Janus and a 36-year-old Toronto man were not carrying any safety equipment when they capsized early Monday while paddling on Georgian Bay in a small canoe.

A nearby kayaker was able to rescue the 36-year-old, who was treated in hospital for hypothermia caused by the cold water.

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Police say an autopsy will be conducted in Toronto to determine how Janus died.

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