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OPP searching for missing person in Ottawa River; search continues Sunday

Police looking for missing swimmer
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MATTAWA, ON - The OPP received a call around 3 p.m. on Saturday about a person swimming in the Ottawa River who went missing.   

Witnesses told Police the individual was carried downstream by the current and the complainant lost sight of the swimmer.

Members of the OPP have been in the area utilizing all available resources, to locate this individual. Assisting with the search is the OPP's Unmanned Aerial System (UAS drone), along with the S.A.V.E. Team ( short for Snow Machine, All Terrain Vehicle, and Vessel Enforcement) and the North Bay Detachment Marine Unit. 

The investigation is ongoing and the search will continue on July 16. 

Police say further details will be released as soon as they become available.