UPDATE: OPP say body found in Guelph lake is that of missing swimmer

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

OPP said a body has been recovered at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

They believe it is that of the swimmer who went missing Sunday afternoon.

Wellington County OPP said a coroner arrived at the scene and has scheduled a post-mortem.

They said the identity of the deceased is being withheld until they have notified next of kin.

Investigators said a swimmer was reported to be in distress off the main beach at the conservation area around 5 pm.

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OPP, the Guelph Fire Department, the Grand Valley Fire Department, OPP Aviation Services, and the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit arrived to assist with the search.

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The main beach at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area remains closed until further notice, and the public is being asked to avoid the area.

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