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Police in northwestern Ont. search for U.S. man who went missing on canoe trip

A search is underway in Quetico Provincial Park, located west of Thunder Bay, Ont., for a missing canoeist. A search is underway in Quetico Provincial Park, located west of Thunder Bay, Ont., for a missing canoeist.
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A search is underway in Quetico Provincial Park, located west of Thunder Bay, Ont., for a missing canoeist.

The emergency response team of the Ontario Provincial Police in Thunder Bay, along with the Ministry of Natural Resources, responded Wednesday to reports of an overturned canoe.

It happened “at Saganagons Lake in Quetico Provincial Park where a canoe capsized with six individuals on board,” the OPP said in a news release Friday.

“Five individuals were located. However, a 25-year-old male from Indianapolis, Ind., remains missing. The OPP underwater search and recovery unit, ERT and MNRF are engaged to assist in the search.”

A section of Quetico Provincial Park remains closed at this time due to the ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided when available.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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