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OPP search for diver continues near St. Lawrence River's Macdonell Island

OPP remain at the scene of a missing scuba diver near Lock 21 on MacDonell Island in South Stormont Township.
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Ontario Provincial Police officers are asking residents to avoid the area near Macdonell Island on the St. Lawrence River as the search continues for a missing diver.

OPP remain at the scene of a missing scuba diver near Lock 21 on MacDonell Island in South Stormont Township.

Preliminary investigation has indicated that just before 9 a.m., Tuesday, a diver returned to shore and his diving partner, for reasons still under investigation, did not surface. 

Police initiated a search with the assistance of the SD&G OPP Marine Unit, South Stormont Fire Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (two boats), United States Customs and Border Protection, Canadian Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center from CFB Trenton with its helicopter.

As the search continues, anyone with information on the above or any crime is asked to call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.




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