Tragic end to search for missing boater

Tragic end to search for missing boater
Police ID body of missing boater
NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ************************ WAWA – On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at approximately 10:15 a.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East (Hornepayne) Detachment began their search for a missing boater on Obakamiga Lake located in the Cholette Township.

An extensive search was conducted by members of the Superior East (OPP) along with the assistance of the (OPP) helicopter service and several family members and friends.

On Wednesday, at about 5:30 p.m., OPP confirmed they had recovered the body of the missing boater. The deceased has been identified as Benjamin Mackay, 31, from Sault Ste. Marie.

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the (OPP) confirmed that they had recovered the body of the missing boater. The deceased male has been identified as Benjamin Mackay, 31 years old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 

An extensive search including OPP from Hornepayne, along with the assistance of an OPP helicopter and family members and friends started Tuesday morning.

Provincial Police have identified the body found in Obakamiga Lake, west of Hornepayne, as 31-year-old Benjamin Mackay of Sault Ste. Marie.

Ontario Provincial Police have recovered the body of a missing boater on Obakamiga Lake in the Cholette Township.

Police said they began their search for Mackay on the morning of August 28 with the assistance of a police helicopter and several family members and friends.

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