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Chapleau man's body recovered after canoe accident

2021-05-20 OPP cruiser

On Sept. 17, 2022 at 8:34 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a marine call on Ruth Lake, approximately 15 km south of Chapleau. Reports indicated a male had gone out in a canoe and had not returned. Police attended the scene and located an overturned canoe on the lake.

On Sept. 19, 2022 at 11:30 a.m., with the assistance of the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU), a body was recovered from Ruth Lake. The deceased has been identified as 74-year-old Doug Lynn from Chapleau.

Cause of death remains unknown at this time. The investigation is ongoing under the direction of the Office of the Chief Coroner.