Police recover body from Lake Ontario near Downtown Kingston

Police in Kingston are conducting a water search for a man seen jumping into Lake Ontario Monday night.

A man’s body was recovered from Lake Ontario Tuesday night by the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery team.

“The investigation will continue to determine this individual’s identity and next of kin will subsequently be notified. No foul play is suspected by police in regards to this incident,” a Kingston Police statement read.

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Kingston police are working with several other emergency services in an effort to find a man who was seen in Lake Ontario near downtown Kingston Monday night.

According to a witness, a fully-clothed man with a beard had been seen jumping into the water at Brock Dock, otherwise known as Crawford Wharf.

The man was then seen swimming out about 100 feet from shore, and a witness and two others on a docked vessel attempted to rescue the man.

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Witnesses lost sight of the man before arriving at his location in the water and were unable to locate him.

The Coast Guard also searched for the man and were unsuccessful, as was the Kingston Police Unmanned Ariel Vehicle.

The OPP’s Underwater Search and Recovery team is scheduled to conduct a search.

Police say foul play is not suspected.

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