Search for missing persons on Blind River finds one person dead and the other still unaccounted for

BLIND RIVER–The East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are currently investigating a report of 2 missing parties that was received earlier today.  The missing parties were last observed on a vessel on Blind River earlier this morning.

Coordinated search efforts are currently ongoing with the assistance of the OPP Aviation Section, Marine Units, and ground search teams.  As a result of the search efforts a male party was located deceased in the area.  The search efforts are continuing for a 2nd unaccounted for individual.  The names of the parties have not yet been released pending further investigation and notification of next of kin.

The OPP would like to advise members of the public that all waterways may be hazardous to public safety due increased water levels, strong currents, and cold water temperatures.