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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Body of Missing Boater Found

Meaford | by Kevin Bernard  

Police recover the body of a New Lowell man just after Noon on Friday.


The body of a boater who was reported missing in the Meaford Harbour has been recovered.

The victim is identified as 26 year old Gary David Robertson of New Lowell, Ontario.

His body was found just before 12:30 in the afternoon on Aug.11th, about 30 feet from the dinghy he had been floating on the night before. 

Members of the Grey County OPP Marine Unit and the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit were involved in the recovery.

A post mortem is planned for Aug. 12th in Owen Sound.

Robertson had been seen lounging inside a 7 foot white dinghy in the Meaford Harbour off of Bayfield Street Thursday evening.

At about 9:30 p.m., witnesses heard a splash in the water. 

The dinghy was spotted overturned and there was no sign of the man. 

Police were called to the area, but initially could not find Robertson.


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