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Search ends for missing boater near Espanola

2021-05-20 OPP cruiser

A search for a missing boater on Agnew Lake near Espanola ended on Sunday as members of the Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) recovered the body of a 64-year-old from Chelmsford, Ont.

On Friday, Manitoulin OPP officers responded to a report of an unoccupied boat circling the lake shortly after 7 p.m.

With the help of the USRU, the OPP Emergency Response Team, and North Shore Search and Rescue, a search began and continued into the weekend.

The body of Royal Beausoleil was recovered Sunday.

Foul play is not suspected.