Kayaker recovered

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The South-Bruce OPP recovered the body of a 60-year-old kayaker from Saugeen Shores on Thursday.

Police said David Counsell was reported missing in the waters of Lake Huron between Chantry Island and the Saugeen Shores beach at about 2 p.m. three days earlier (Sept. 19).

Police helicopter, the South-Bruce OPP Marine Unit, Saugeen Shores Police Services, Saugeen Shores Fire Department and the Canadian Coast Guard all assisted in the search for the man. The following day, his kayak was located. At that point, divers from the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit were called in to help.

The USRU was finally successful in locating the man on Thursday and recovered a body, ending the search.

Police thanked the public and the media for assistance into this investigation.