Man Drowns, Police Recover Body

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(RED LAKE, ON) – On June 13, 2019 at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers from the Red Lake/Ear Falls Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of an overdue fisherman on Gullrock Lakejust outside the Municipality of RedLake.

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Officers commenced a search immediately without success.

The search continued with the assistance of the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) and the OPP Northwest Region Emergency Response Team (ERT).

On June 16, the missing person was located by members of the USRU team.

The male has been identified as Douglas MASSIE, 51, of Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Source: OPP

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