Missing canoeist recovered from lake

On Wednesday August 14th 2019, the West Grey Police Service was dispatched to attend a Normanby Township residence for report of a 55 year old male who went missing while canoeing on a private lake.


The West Grey Fire Department and the Hanover Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Unit  partnered with the West Grey Police Service in a search of the area and the area waterways for the missing male. An extensive search of the waterways with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit, discovered and recovered the deceased from the lake.

The Coroner and police are working with the Regional Coroner’s office to determine the circumstances that lead to the death.