OPP reclaims man's body from lake south of Ottawa


Ontario Provincial Police divers found the body of a man on Mississippi Lake just over 24 hours after receiving a call on a vehicle that has crossed the ice.

Police said in a press release that he was a 31-year-old man from Drummond North Elmsley Township, a community in the area.

his name was not released.

At about 3:45 am, OPP responded to an account of a vehicle crashing on the Mississippi Lake, just south of Carleton Place, Ont.

This map shows the location of Mississippi Lake, the site of a life-threatening accident on January 6, 2019. (CBC)

When the police arrived, they found an all-terrain vehicle partially submerged with its lights on.

The three ATV passengers managed to escape with minor injuries, police said.

While searching for the ATV occupants, the police found another vehicle, a Volkswagen sedan completely submerged, which had been the subject of the original link.

A man inside the submerged vehicle was taken to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia.

It was believed that a passenger in that vehicle had died.

The police are still investigating.


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